Category Archives: RYA

How Olympic Success Grows the Sport

By | January 19, 2018

Britain’s Ian Walker MBE, double Olympic medalist, America’s Cup sailor and winning Volvo Ocean Race skipper, is now the Director of Racing for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the national body for all forms of boating in the United Kingdom. With Great Britain on the verge of displacing the USA as the most successful nation… Read More »

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Consultation for permanent removal of the Skerries Bank Buoy

By | January 18, 2018

Following extensive analysis of the maritime traffic in the area of the approach to Dartmouth and the Skerries Bank, Trinity House are proposing to permanently discontinue the Port Hand Unlit Lateral Mark at Skerries Bank. The traffic analysis has shown that the area of the bank and approach to Dartmouth is adequately covered by the… Read More »

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Olympian appointed new RYANI High Performance Manager

By | January 16, 2018

Olympic sailor Matt McGovern has been appointed as High Performance Manager for the Royal Yachting Association of Northern Ireland (RYANI). The Ballyholme sailor competed at the Rio and London Olympics and has a vast amount of experience in high performance campaigns. Speaking on his appointment, McGovern commented: “I am very excited for the role, I… Read More »

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Voting now open for RYA and Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year Award

By | January 9, 2018

Nominations were received from affiliated clubs up and down the country across five categories which throw the spotlight firmly onto the core values for any successful sailing club. The 2018 finalists and winners of each category are: • Dartmouth Yacht Club – Communication • London Corinthian Sailing Club – Increasing Participation • Marconi Sailing Club… Read More »

Latest Brexit news, commentary and RYA priorities

By | December 22, 2017

For many in the UK business community, the coming months will be crucial in ensuring that their interests and concerns are front and centre of the Government’s thinking as Ministers head for negotiations in Brussels. This imperative is no less important for the recreational boating sector, and we have already been working hard this year… Read More »

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John Merricks award for young Essex sailor

By | December 20, 2017

Dylan Stevenson is one of 11 promising sailors and windsurfers from across the UK who have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat or windsurfing board for the next two years thanks to a partnership between the John Merricks Sailing Trust (JMST) and RYA OnBoard. The 11-year-old, who sails at Fairlop Outdoor Activity Centre… Read More »

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RYA Cruising Team issues latest Greek tax update

By | December 19, 2017

A new tax payable in Greece for all recreational craft exceeding 7 metres in length has been on the cards for a number of years. Although legislation has been in place since at least 2013, the tax has never been implemented. A further law was in discussion in the Greek parliament in November and it… Read More »

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New award helps Glossop lad sail for gold

By | December 11, 2017

A Glossop youngster has been handed a huge boost in his ambitions to become a top class dinghy sailor thanks to a national scheme helping young talent progress in the sport. Arlo Turner is one of 11 promising sailors and windsurfers from across the UK who have been awarded exclusive use of their own boat… Read More »

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British clubs qualify for SAILING Champions League 2018

By | December 6, 2017

Next year, 66 clubs from 17 countries will compete for “Best Sailing Club of the Year 2018” in regattas at Porto Cervo (Sardinia), St. Petersburg (Russia) and St. Moritz (Switzerland). The SAILING Champions League 2018 season kicks off with Act 1 in Porto Cervo, Sardinia from 31 May to 3 June, where the best 32… Read More »

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