Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are a set of actions working alongside each other to promote fair treatment and opportunity for all. EDI aims to challenge prejudices, stereotypes, and biases – whether in healthcare, employment, education or sport and recreation.
Giving people the same opportunities regardless of their personal characteristics.
Allowing everyone to receive the treatment and environment they need to thrive.
Embracing individuality and celebrating differences across all communities.
Creating an environment where everyone feels welcome, safe, and valued.
EDI helps the RYA, and its members to flourish. It helps us all to continue progressing on our journey to being inclusive.
People now have higher expectations when it comes to their engagement with organisations and their participation in activities. Having inspiring and empowering role models is important, and listening to the lived experiences of our stakeholders gives us a platform for learning and developing.
Potential participants will look for organisations which are progressive, inclusive, and sustainable. It is imperative that we strive to meet and exceed those expectations, to ensure the future of sailing and boating.
Meet Abdul, a passionate powerboating enthusiast who recently excelled in an RYA powerboating course.
When you are on the water, you view the world in a whole new light.
When on the water, I feel alive, free. It’s a great laugh.
Discover more about this in our EDI resource pack.