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27 Jun 22

Two young women from Wales have made history by becoming the youngest team to complete the Royal Western Yacht Club Round Britain and Ireland race – one of the hardest sailing races in Northern Europe.

CEO of RYA Cymru Wales, Chris Munro
Chris Munro takes over at the helm at RYA Cymru Wales
22 Apr 22
Chief Executive RYA Cymru Wales Gerwyn Owen
RYA Cymru Wales Chief Executive set to help recruit successor
18 Feb 22
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Sailing Competition will see 350 athletes from 65 nations race across the ten Olympic disciplines. Enoshima Yacht Harbour, the host venue of the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Sailing Competition, will once again welcome sailors from 25 July to 4 August 2021.  .04 August, 2021.© Sailing Energy / World Sailing
British Sailing Team reflects on Olympic successes as stars announce retirement
14 Dec 21
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3rd and 4th September 2022

Acorn Adventure, Llangorse Lake

This fun and social junior event (U16) for both sailors and windsurfers, is an ideal first event for novices.

Information & advice
COVID-19 Welsh Advice

For all the current guidance and support to restarting boating following the Covid-19 pandemic.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

RYA Cymru Wales advice on Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

Environment & Sustainability

RYA advice on the environment and sustainability, and our outreach programme The Green Blue.


Support for clubs, organisations & training centres in Wales, including forums, workshops and events.

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RYA Cymru Wales Board

The Board of Directors is comprised of a mix of non-executive and executive directors and it meets regularly to conduct its business

Annual General Meeting

Royal Yachting Association Cymru Wales (RYACW) is pleased to announce that this year’s AGM will be held on Monday 29th November 2021. Click here for the full notice.


Find out more about the specialist RYA policy forming committees and the supporting committee structures within Wales.

Welsh Club Chat

Learning together from shared knowledge and experiences to ensure we get the most from every session we deliver.

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Welsh Squad Applications for the winter 2022-2023 are now open for the following classes:

Optimist, Topper, RS Feva, 420, 29er, ILCA 4,6,7

The closing date for applications is the 8th October 2022

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Whatever your racing experience or level, we have information and guidance to support and help you develop as a club or individual.

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

2 people sailing a keelboat

Looking for a new challenge, there are loads of opportunities in match racing, the national sailing league and British Keelboat Academy.

Optimist launching in Cardiff Bay

Develop your sailing skills further and learn from the best! Local training opportunities, open to all U18 sailors in Wales.


Thinking of getting back into coaching? Need to get your Racing Coach certificate re-validated?

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Celebrating clubs that allow junior sailors to develop their sailing and racing skills, and encourage young sailors at grassroots level to stay in the sport

Meet the Team

Find out who's who in RYA Cymru Wales and how to get in touch!