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09 Nov 23

Tickets available now for season-opening showcase

Several narrowboats are cruising past the Houses of Parliament
Fund Britain’s Waterways message delivered to Westminster
15 Nov 23
RYA Volunteer Awards 2023
‘Inspiring’ volunteers met by The Princess Royal
14 Nov 23
John Gimson and Anna Burnet secure Euros victory
Euros victory for Gimson and Burnet
14 Nov 23
Together on Water

We’re delighted to introduce ‘Together on Water’, our vision for the future of sailing and boating as a connected, inspired and inclusive community.


About the RYA

The Royal Yachting Association is the national governing body for dinghy, motor and sail cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft, and is a leading representative body for inland waterways cruising in the UK.



Become a member

Supporting people who love being on the water, join a community of over 100,000 like-minded members and enjoy exclusive benefits while protecting the sport you love.


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ICC Application

The International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft is intended to provide evidence of competence when requested by officials in foreign countries. It is historically known as the International Certificate of Competence. 



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