Category Archives: RYA

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 »

HRH The Princess Royal awards Sailability volunteers

By | November 28, 2018

Eight volunteers from Sailability sites around the UK were amongst the 57 people recognised for their exceptional dedication and achievements in boating at the RYA Volunteer Awards on Friday 16th November. The Awards, which are recognised across four categories: the RYA Awards, RYA Community Awards, the Francis Elkin Award and the Family Award, were presented… Read More »

RYA and industry representatives meet HMRC to discuss red diesel situation

By | November 23, 2018

Following the ruling by the European Union Court of Justice against the UK’s use of red diesel by private pleasure craft, representatives from the boating community and boating industry – the Royal Yachting Association, British Marine, the Cruising Association, the Inland Waterways Association – met with HMRC officials on Tuesday, 20 November to discuss the… Read More »