RYA Supports proposals to ensure recreational and personal watercraft are operated safely

RYA Supports proposals to ensure recreational and personal watercraft are operated safely

Royal Yachting Association responds to Government consultation on the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has responded to the Department for Transport’s (DfT) public consultation on strengthening enforcement of the dangerous use of recreational and personal watercraft (PWC), setting out its key points and concerns. A key concern for…

Transat Jacques Vabre -  twelve boats kitted up with CDK Technologies’ expertise

Transat Jacques Vabre – twelve boats kitted up with CDK Technologies’ expertise

On 7 November 2021, 81 boats will take the start of the 15th edition of the Transat Jacques Vabre Normandie Le Havre. Created back in 1993 and run biennially, this legendary race enables some of the big names in sailing, together with amateur sailors, to take on the historic trading routes for coffee, from France…

Spending time on the water can be a perfect prescription to improve health and wellbeing

Spending time on the water can be a perfect prescription to improve health and wellbeing

New research shows that being out on the water is beneficial for both health and wellbeing With concerns around the negative mental and physical health legacy of the coronavirus pandemic, new research published today (7 July 2021) reveals that spending time on coastal or inland waterways can be an easily accessible and effective way to…

Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards!

Stoneways Marine steps up for return of YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards!

After that hiatus which 2020 was in so many ways, the YJA Yachtsman of the Year and Young Sailor of the Year Awards are back, and the Yachting Journalists’ Association is delighted to announce that Stoneways Marine, the marine insurance provider with genuine service, support, and experience, will be the title sponsor of the awards…

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE takes up the cudgel on behalf of cruising sailors

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE takes up the cudgel on behalf of cruising sailors

In a letter published in The Times newspaper today, Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Patron of the Cruising Association (CA), highlights the devastating effect of HMRC’s demands for VAT on boats returning to the UK. HIs letter is counter-signed by many other sailing ‘names’ including Sir Ben Ainslie, Mike Golding OBE, Pip Hare, Dee Caffari MBE, Libby…

The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The Cruising Association launches 180-day visa campaign for cruising sailors and motor boaters

The CA has today launched its campaign to reduce the impact of Brexit on British small boat cruisers who have traditionally explored the coasts and inland waterways of Europe in sailing and motor boats. There’s a particular focus on the Netherlands, Greece, Spain and Portugal where the CA is lobbying for a 180-day cruising visa…

RYA Training Conference Goes Global

RYA Training Conference Goes Global

More than 1,200 RYA instructors, appointment holders and training centre principals joined the first virtual RYA Raymarine Training Conference supported by Gallagher this weekend (30-31 January 2021). The new and innovative virtual format made the event more accessible than ever before, attracting delegates from 40 different countries. Each year, the training conferences are packed with…

RYA OnBoard- Life Lessons on the Water

RYA OnBoard- Life Lessons on the Water

Tollgate Primary school in Newham, East London, is on course to inspire the next generation of sailors through RYA OnBoard, the national grassroots programme making it more accessible for youngsters to try sailing and windsurfing. This video features a group of year five pupils sailing at the Royal Docks Sea Cadet Boat Station and reflections from their teachers on the impact that the programme has had…

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