Category Archives: RYA

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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Biggest ‘santa splash’ on UK’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail

By | December 6, 2017

On Saturday 2 December, the Canal & River Trust helped local communities get into the festive spirit and discover England’s first coast-to-coast canoe trail with their biggest ‘Santa Splash’. 50 Santas, elves and helpers participated in the ‘Santa Splash’ on the 200-year old Leeds & Liverpool Canal, which forms part of the Desmond Family Canoe… Read More »

HRH The Princess Royal Awards Ashurst sailor

By | December 5, 2017

At the ceremony, held at One Great George Street, Westminster, London, Ken received his RYA Community Award for Outstanding Contribution in recognition of his commitment to sailing. Ken was an RYA staff member for 35 years before retiring in 2009. He was a GBR (British) representative on several ISAF (now World Sailing) technical committees, and… Read More »

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Scots Honoured at RYA Volunteer Awards

By | November 28, 2017

HRH The Princess Royal, President of the RYA, presented a number of the RYA’s most prestigious awards to sailors and volunteers from across the country, including several from Scotland, as part of the 2017 RYA Volunteer Award winners. All of the deserved nominations were recognised with an Award at the RYA’s annual awards ceremony held… Read More »

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Honours for North East sailors to be presented by HRH The Princess Royal

By | November 23, 2017

Five dedicated volunteers from the North East who give their time to help others enjoy sailing will be presented awards by HRH The Princess Royal at a special ceremony in London. The RYA Volunteer Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of individuals nominated by their sailing clubs or associations in appreciation of their commitment and services… Read More »

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Volunteer to receive RYA Award from HRH Princess Royal

By | November 20, 2017

Patrick (Pat) McGlead was nominated for an RYA Community Award – Outstanding Contribution and has been selected as a winner by the RYA Honours and Awards Panel. He will receive his award at the organisation’s annual awards ceremony in London on 24 November in London. Pat started as a volunteer in 2012 with the Gwennili… Read More »

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