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Adventure Activities Licensing 

This sections looks at the requirements for clubs and RYA training centres to hold a licence from the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

The Activity Centres (Young Persons' Safety) Act 1995 was introduced following the Lyme Bay canoeing tragedy, in which four young people at a commercial adventure activities centre died during a short sea canoeing expedition.

The legislation is aimed at commercial providers of outdoor adventure activities and not at private members' clubs.  As a result of RYA pressure during the passage of the Bill through Parliament, bona fide non-profit making clubs providing instruction to their own members were excluded from the application of the legislation.

However, under certain circumstances when providing instruction or leadership training to young non-members, a club may need to obtain a licence from the Adventure Activities Licensing Authority.

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the Legal Team Tel:  0844 5569519  Email legal@rya.org.uk 

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