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20 Jun 24

With the Paris 2024 Olympic Games just a month away, can Great Britain continue being the top medal-winning country for sailing?

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Creating an inclusive space: RYA LGBTQIA+ Network
20 Jun 24
2024 RYA Eric Twiname Championships, credit Mark Radford/RYA
Pathway Evolution Webinar Series
07 Jun 24
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Nominations open for all-new RYA Awards
03 Jun 24
Save on your show tickets

Southampton International Boat Show | 13 - 22 September

RYA members can take advantage of an exclusive ticket offer to this year’s show.

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.



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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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