Category Archives: RYA

A Class Catamaran wins Concours D’Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019

By | March 3, 2019

The 2019 Concours d’Elegance at the RYA Dinghy Show 2019 was awarded to Pete Jary’s foiling A Class Catamaran. The boat combined stunning looks, super high-tech features, great graphics and no small measure of humour. Sarah Treseder, Chief Executive of the RYA, and Mark Jardine, Managing Editor of and, once again browsed every… Read More »

Earn double commission in March as an RYA Joining Point

By | February 27, 2019

Throughout March if your club, training centre or marine organisation is signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme you’ll earn double the commission for every new RYA member you sign up. Registered Joining Points will receive double the standard commission values of the scheme for the whole of March, receiving £20 commission for every… Read More »

GlobeSailor joins RYA member reward partner programme

By | February 26, 2019

GlobeSailor, the European online yacht charter company, is the latest organisation to join the RYA’s member reward partner programme, offering exclusive discounts on sailing holidays to the RYA’s 112,000 members. Members can now benefit from a 5% discount in addition to existing discounts on their chosen yacht charter holiday, and with a network of 900… Read More »

RYA welcomes recent government announcement

By | February 12, 2019

Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, recently announced his vision to help children build character and resilience. Speaking at the Church of England Foundation for Educational Leadership conference on 7th February, Mr Hinds spoke of the importance of character building activities in helping young people succeed in life and even improve academic outcomes. The Department for Education… Read More »

New working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard

By | January 21, 2019

Following previous work by the RYA coupled with the campaign and petition pursued by the Cruising Association, the Maritime and Coastguard Agency has convened the first meeting of the Lobster Pots and Small Craft Safety Working Group. The meeting resulted in a multi-stakeholder consensus that existing approaches to fishing gear marking and hazard reduction needs… Read More »

Nominations invited for the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards

By | January 16, 2019

Launched in 2014, the RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards recognise the outstanding achievement and performance of talented young people in sailing, windsurfing and powerboating. The awards are a fantastic opportunity for clubs and class associations, as well as individuals, to reward those making an impact through performance and dedication – recognising the rising stars of… Read More »