Traditional dinghy, Kisulis, brown sails, bowsprit, light winds, harbour, helm & crew, light winds

Discover your next dinghy cruising adventure

Narrowboat in a lock

Top tips for lock safety.

Motor yachts on river pontoon

The RYA continues to press hard on issues affecting boating.

Cruising knowledge
Safe boating

For the safety and enjoyment of everyone on board remember you, your boat and your crew are one; your limits are the collective limits.  Learn how to keep yourself and your crew safe when out on the water.


The RYA works to ensure that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand, and take account of, recreational boating activity. Read what the RYA is currently doing to represent the views of members.

Boating abroad

Thinking of cruising abroad? Visit the boating abroad hub before you set off. It is important that you are aware of your obligations before entering another country's territorial waters.

Boat ownership

Helpful tips for buying and owning a boat from boat registration to common checks to look out for.


The RYA is committed to a sustainable future for recreational boating. See our advice and policies, and connect to The Green Blue, our environmental outreach programme.


Guidance on the regulations from pleasure craft regulations to red diesel.


OFCOM have introduced licensing requirements that will affect all licensable radio equipment carried on-board UK vessels.

Find out if your radio will be affected by using the EMF calculator. 

Yacht cruising in Cornwall
Sustainable boating
Anchoring and mooring

Learn how boaters can minimise the impact of anchoring and mooring on sensitive seabed plants and animals.

The Green Blue

Find out how you can make your boating more environmentally friendly with tips, guides and videos from The Green Blue.

Dealing with weed

The prolific growth of weed has been an increasing issue for many boaters, learn more about what options are available.

Boating Abroad

Find out about the International Certificate for Operators of Pleasure Craft (ICC).  What it is, if you need one and how to apply.

Boating abroad
Entry and Exit

Guidance on entry and exit formalities including travelling with pets.


Information on the paperwork you will need to carry with you if you are cruising abroad.

Cruising the world

Exploring off the beaten track is very appealing but with it comes inherent risks which ought to be given due consideration before you set sail.

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