'Engage or Enrage' warns RYA as MMO proposed anchoring zones in Studland Bay

‘Engage or Enrage’ warns RYA as MMO proposed anchoring zones in Studland Bay

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) responds to plans from the Marine Management Organisation (MMO) on Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) Habitat Protection Strategy. The RYA has this week responded to habitat protection plans from the MMO on Studland Bay MCZ. The MMO has stated that the strategy ‘aims to protect the designated features of…

Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution on Southampton’s Waterways

Help Turn the Tide on Plastic Pollution on Southampton’s Waterways

Call for volunteers to join community clear up on Southampton’s River Itchin Join the paddle board event to help keep the waterways clean Organised by Southampton International Boat Show in partnership with Planet Patrol Ahead of Southampton International Boat Show, organisers British Marine are calling on volunteers to join a community paddle board event to…

Studland Bay - RYA receive reassurance of moderate management plans

Studland Bay – RYA receive reassurance of moderate management plans

The Marine Management Organisation (MMO) have written to the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) to confirm a conservative approach to the Studland Bay Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ). Future management plans have been confirmed as recognising the value of the area to both recreational boaters, as well as to local marine wildlife. As a result of its…

RYA calls for considered and viable approach to management of Studland Bay

RYA calls for considered and viable approach to management of Studland Bay

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has this week published a position statement on the Marine Management Organisation’s (MMO) proposals for Studland Bay in Dorset. The position has been developed by the RYA following meetings and correspondence with local clubs and the MMO. The site was given the status of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in 2019…

Sailor Boris Herrmann initiates mangrove reforestation project against climate change - goal is 1 million mangroves

Sailor Boris Herrmann initiates mangrove reforestation project against climate change – goal is 1 million mangroves

Boris Herrmann is Germany’s best-known sailing athlete and one of 33 skippers who set off sailing 45,000 kilometers non-stop around the globe in the Vendée Globe, the world’s toughest single-handed sailing race. Herrmann has also been involved in environmental and marine protection for years. At the beginning of 2020, he initiated and launched a mangrove…

RYA responds to call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay

RYA responds to call for evidence over management plans for Studland Bay

Voluntary approach to management of Studland Bay recommended by Royal Yachting Association in Marine Management Organisation’s consultation. The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have this week responded to a call for evidence from the UK Government over management plans for Studland Bay in Dorset. The site was given the status of Marine Conservation Zone (MCZ) in…

The Ocean Race Europe will promote international sport, the Green Deal, and European spirit

The Ocean Race Europe will promote international sport, the Green Deal, and European spirit

The inaugural edition of The Ocean Race Europe, scheduled to start late in the spring of 2021, will bring international top-flight, competitive ocean racing to up to five European cities. The Ocean Race Europe will engage with European citizens to enhance the ambitious green transition and showcase the power of Digital Transformation. The Ocean Race…

200803_11HRT_TRANSATFRA2USA_0586.DNG - 11th Hour Racing Team crosses the North Atlantic from Concarneau, France, to Newport, Rhode Island for the first offshore training session of 2020.

The Ocean Race Summits return to Newport, RI, USA, to shine a light on ocean health

Summit series event in September will give a platform to leading voices with a focus on collaborative solutions that restore ocean health and abundance The next edition of The Ocean Race Summits will be an engaging, interactive, virtual conference, based out of Newport, RI, where the Summit concept was pioneered over five years ago during…

New working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard

New working group formed to tackle lobster pot hazard

Multi-agency task force set to review small craft fishing gear entanglements 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…

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