What kind of racing are you into?
Dinghy racing

How to get started - and improve - in dinghy racing

Youth and junior racing

Develop your racing skills in recognised junior and youth classes, plus learn all about the RYA’s Performance Pathway

Keelboat racing

Find out more about British Keelboat Academy, match racing, offshore racing, the British Keelboat League and more

Team racing

An exciting and sociable racing format in which teams battle it out to secure a winning combination

Race coaching

Find out how to become a race coach

Para racing

It's a level playing field on the water, so why not fuel your competitive fire on the race course


Click here for British Youth Sailing's new guide to combining sailing and education

All the information for windsurfing, windfoiling and kitefoil racing

Boy playing eSailing

Check out the latest online sailing craze

Giles Scott wins gold at Rio 2016

Follow the most successful Olympic sailing team in history - the British Sailing Team

Race officials starting a race

Information on the Racing Rules of Sailing (RRS), Equipment Rules of Sailing (ERS), Offshore Special Regulations (OSR) and RYA Anti-Doping Rules

We work with World Sailing and UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to promote clean sport and the Values of UKAD’s 100% Me programme. Find out more.

RYA Racing Services
Running racing

Everything race officials and volunteers need to know

Rating and Handicap Systems

All you need to know about Portsmouth Yardstick and The RYA YTC

RYA National Classes

Info on the 11 dinghy and keelboat classes that the RYA administers

Update a measurement certificate

Update the name and address on your dinghy measurement certificate

Apply for a yacht sail number

A sail number is a unique identifier for yachts that's required for racing and recommended for cruising

Racing Charter

The RYA Racing Charter promotes rule observance, sportsmanship and good communication between organisers and competitors

Member Offers

The RYA's purpose-built accommodation and training facility in Portland, Dorset, available for members to book

Incident and accident reporting

Contribute to the RYA Safety Management System and help us to keep racing safe

Contact us
Racing - General Enquiries
023 8060 4100 racing@rya.org.uk
RYA East Regional Rules Advisor
01223 246145 graham@louths.org.uk
RYA East Regional Race Management Coordinator
07463 369419 p.jackson76956@gmail.com
RYA London & South East Regional Rules Advisor
07970 904970 chrisimon8@gmail.com
RYA London & South East Regional Race Management Coordinator
07515 022072 RaceOfficials@rya.org.uk
RYA Midlands Regional Rules Advisor
RYA Midlands Regional Race Management Coordinator
RYA North Regional Rules Advisor
RYA North East Regional Race Management Coordinator
RYA North Regional Rules Advisor
RYA North West Regional Race Management Coordinator
07798 644871 stoggall@zetnet.co.uk
RYA Northern Ireland Race Management Coordinator
07809 395294 robin@robingray.co.uk
RYA Northern Ireland Rules Advisor
07802 774749 denistodd15@gmail.com
RYA South Regional Rules Advisor
RYA South Regional Race Management Coordinator
07860 959666 peter@saxtons.me
RYA South West Regional Rules Advisor
07889 325895 jonandcarol.haines@gmail.com
RYA South West Regional Race Management Coordinator
07775 645835 mike.lesley10@gmail.com
RYA Cymru Wales Rules Advisor
RYA Cymru Wales Race Management Coordinator