Updated club guidance


The RYA welcomes the further easing of restrictions for sports facilities in England which will take effect on 25th July. This will make it possible for your club to open its changing facilities, provided it meets the requirements set out by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport; these are included in our Club Guidance on restarting boating.

Over the past week we have shared our club guidance with the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport in order to gain a better understanding of the exact implications of the return to sports framework for our sport. In particular clarity around the crewing of boats by people from multiple households and the limitations for regatta organisers.

We will be discussing both of these topics with Ian Walker the RYAs Director of Racing in this weeks Club Zone video. You can watch this from Thursday at 4pm and on our YouTube channel on the ClubZone playlist.

This content is also available as on the Club Development Podcast which can be downloaded from Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

Guidance documents:

We have now incorporated these developments into the club guidance on restarting boating and the Q&A document for clubs and these documents are now updated and live.

Q and As for English clubs on restarting boating

Club Guidance on restarting boating

Once again we encourage your club to interpret what any specific guidance may mean to you and your members whilst considering your own specific challenges and circumstances. National Club Development forums have now stopped but keep an eye on what's going on in your region.Regional forums are still taking place and have been tailored to specifically meet the needs of the clubs in each region.

If you require any further advice then please get in touch with your Regional Development Officer or email sport.development@rya.org.uk

Guidance in the Home Countries


RYA Scotlands guidance is reflective of the mostrecent/updated position for the Scottish Governments Covid-19Routemap (Phase 3). Our guidance is tailored towards Scottish basedRYA affiliated clubs and recognised training centres and is designed toaid your decision making process and planning. Guidance information can befound here.


RYA Cymru Wales Guidance is being updated in light of the changes from Welsh Government on the 10th July 2020. This guidance is for RYA Affiliated clubs and recognised training centres based in Wales. We encourage clubs and centres to visit Return to Boating Wales page to stay up to date with current information and developments.

Guidance documents available are as follows;

To be updated this week;

  • Return to Boating Club Guidance- Wales- available in both English and yn Cymraeg
  • RYA Cymru Wales Covid-19 Q & A for sailing clubs /racing available in both English and yn Cymraeg

Northen Ireland

You can find the most recently updated guidance and Government advice for restarting boating from RYA NI here