RYA Compliance Toolkit

Welcome to the new RYA Compliance Toolkit which has been developed to assist our affiliates managing the day to day running of the organisation, based on a strong and robust compliance and governance model.



Club insurance

This section covers insurance and gives details of the RYA Affiliated Club Insurance Scheme, which has been brokered by Arthur J. Gallagher Insurance Brokers Limited (Gallagher) for over 40 years.


Guidance notes on the duties of a treasurer, rates valuation and relief, VAT, Payments to club members & subscriptions, corporation tax, petrol duty relief, debentures


This section of the site looks at both the current law on Data Protection and how the Data Protection Act 2018 applies to RYA affiliates

Handling of legal disputes

Support for clubs on Breach of contract, safeguarding and inclusion policy

Health and safety

Information on all aspects of Health and Safety

Inclusion and equality

Details of the Equality Act 2020, Disability Awareness Training and accessibility guidelines

Legal structure of your club

This section provides a brief introduction to the range of legal forms and legal status available to clubs.


This section looks at some of the rights and duties of members


Details of our extensive support and guidance for safeguarding in clubs

Volunteering and the law

Make sure you are supporting your volunteers in the correct way

VAT and Corporation Tax Specialists

Your club can claim a free 30-minute consultation

Legal drop-in sessions

Join the RYA Legal Team on the last Monday of every month from 7-8pm to ask your questions

Any questions?

Contact the legal team