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Reflections on Tokyo 2020

Team GB sailors top the charts at Tokyo 2020 - find out how we conquered the world’s best in Japan

Autumn on the waterways

If you're headed inland this autumn, find out what to expect and how to make the most of it

Post-Brexit - the latest on how we are representing boaters' interests

The RYA continues to press hard on issues affecting boating

The big issue: our next steps to boating for all

Check out what we’re doing to address inequalities in our sport by making boating more accessible and welcoming



Whether you plan to continue using your boat this winter or to lay-up ashore, get ready for the colder months with our handy checklist.


Our impact

We are the national governing body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising

Teaching Yachting

RYA Training is recognised as a world-leading standard with 25,000 RYA instructors in 58 countries. Used by the Police, Royal Navy and the RNLI and covering everything from inland waterways to Yachtmaster Ocean, over 270,000 people every year achieve an RYA qualification.

Multi Class Racing

The RYA provides a robust, articulate and intelligent voice to represent the rights & freedoms of recreational boaters. We believe that knowledge, skills and experience rather than regulation are the foundations upon which personal safety and responsibility are built.

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Since 2005 almost 1 million young people have been introduced to sailing by RYA OnBoard. And our Sailability groups run over 50,000 sessions a year for people with disabilities. Our friendly clubs have something for everyone – whatever your age, background or level of ability

Rio Olympics 2016

The British Sailing Team is the most successful Olympic sailing team of all time. British sailors have won 64 medals, including 31 golds, since the birth of the modern Olympics in 1896. Team GB tops the all-time Olympic sailing medal table – and we are determined to build on that success at Paris 2024 and beyond.

Latest News
30 Nov 21

Maritime UK, the umbrella body for the maritime sector, has welcomed RYA as the latest organisation to join the Diversity in Maritime Charter.

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FREE ticket to the first ever BoatLife Life Boat Show exclusively for RYA Members
03 Dec 21
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Latest Member Offers
02 Dec 21
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RYA welcomes Government assurance that changes to Immigration Act will not criminalise boaters
25 Nov 21
Across the UK

From John O'Groats to Lands End, find out about the RYA in the UK

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.

Sail cruising in the Solent

Enjoy peace of mind with free boating related advice from our experts, free ICC (for qualifying members), plus great money saving offers.

Happy Keelboat Sailing RYA Members

Everything you need, from sail numbers to a discounted copy of the latest racing rules. Plus the RYA’s technical team is on hand to provide advice and guidance when you need it.

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Enjoy tax relief on membership fees (UK based instructors), specialist advice from RYA experts, enhanced discounts from top brands and CPD opportunities.

Club member

Join for money saving offers and personal boating advice, support our work in protecting your rights and freedoms on the water and the future of club development.


Find out how to get involved… from helping out at your local club to influencing our policies or supporting the RYA Foundation – everyone is welcome

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