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30 Apr 24

RYA forms an alliance with six other sports to promote clean open water

Dinghy sailors racing
Move for your mental health
16 May 24
Boat in Marina Grande port in Sorrento, Tyrrhenian sea, Amalfi coast, Italy
Boaters’ views sought for European Commission study into license recognition
13 May 24
Narrowboats outside Houses of Parliament. Credit Kev Maslin / Chasing the Boats
Government receives wake-up call from inland waterways campaigners
10 May 24
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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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