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Why Join the RYA? 

The RYA is the Governing Body for all recreational boating. Join us and we can help you get more out of the boating you do.

We're for people like you who love being on the water, enjoying the freedom of cruising open waters or inland waterways, or the thrill of racing, under sail or power. Whether you're a beginner or an expert we're here to help you get the most from your time on the water.

The purpose of the RYA is to promote and protect safe, successful and rewarding British boating.
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cruising, environmental, technical and legal enquiries answered a year.

Your Membership...

Adds your voice to over 105,000 existing RYA members, ensuring that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand, and take account of, recreational boating activity.
Membership costs from only 12p per day 1 pence coin 12p per day
international training centres including UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand and the USA.
220,000 course completions each year.

Your membership...

Helps provide relevant, globally recognised training, certification, personal and professional qualifications. countries on clobe
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regular OnBoard sailors get on the water
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