The RYA publishes its Manifesto.
The RYA’s purpose is to promote enjoyable, safe and successful UK
sailing and motorboating. A central aspect of this is to represent
recreational boating to government and other agencies in order to ensure
that they understand and take account of recreational boating activity.
We have a clear set of principles which have guided our work in this
area for many years.
Why do we need a Manifesto?
Feedback from affiliated clubs and members showed a need for us to
articulate these principles more publicly, which we have done through
our newly published RYA Manifesto.
In addition, the RYA is
dealing with a broader range of politicians and officials from
departments where, traditionally, we have not needed to have a strong
relationship. We want to make sure that they understand what the RYA
stands for and what we are doing on your behalf.
Defending your rights
Defending boaters ‘public right of navigation’ is paramount and fundamental to our principles.
Recreational boating continues to enjoy relative freedom to pursue
its boating activities, but we cannot take this freedom for granted.
Our coastal waters and inland waterways face increasing pressure from
competing commercial, environmental and leisure interests. The
RYA therefore will continue to provide a robust, articulate and
intelligent voice to represent recreational boating and to ensure that
its interests are taken into account by government and other agencies.
Click here to read the RYA Manifesto in full.
Copies have been sent to clubs
We have recently sent copies of the RYA Manifesto to all affiliated
clubs. We hope you find it useful and informative. If your club would
like to receive further copies of the RYA Manifesto please contact us on
If your club is concerned
about any local legislative or regulatory matters that you believe would
impact on club activities then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keeping us informed will enable us to represent you effectively.
Article Published: September 29, 2011 11:12
Article Updated: September 29, 2011 12:55