Whether you're an RYA member or non-member; young or old; novice or seasoned pro. If you're a marina manager, club commodore or training centre principle. Motor or yacht cruiser, sail racer, windsurfing, jet skier, inland boater or powerboat racer, whatever your preference we want to know what you think of the RYA so we are asking you to take part in our survey.

So far some 2,000 people have already shared with us their views and ideas and we would love to hear from even more of you. The more people who take part the more we can look at what the RYA provides its members and the boating community at large, helping us provide an improved customer service, enhance our membership benefits making them better suited to members needs and make the RYA more relevant to boaters.

The survey is available online at www.surveymonkey.com/s/rya11 until the 31st January 2012. All you have to do is follow the link and answer the questions; and it shouldn't take more than five minutes to complete.

You'll be asked to answer a series of questions about RYA membership, lifestyle and boating preferences, including why did you join the RYA and what benefits do you take advantage of; what kind of boating do you do and how often do you go boating?

Anyone can do it

"Whether you are an existing member, have lapsed your membership or perhaps your club is affiliated to the RYA but you aren't a personal member we want to hear your views. We would really like to hear from our younger members too so why not log on and complete the survey.

"Last time we ran the survey we had some 5,000 responses. It would be great if we could top that this time round and get 10,000 responses. This way we would get a real insight into the preferences of boaters in order to hopefully better meet your needs", commented the RYA's Membership Development Manager Conor Swift.


By taking part in the survey you could also be the lucky winner of an Apple iPad 2; our way of saying thank you for taking part. There will be two up for grabs, so simply go online and complete the survey and you could win, it's that easy.

Why not get the whole family to complete the questionnaire and you could increase your chances of winning an Ipad2!

We look forward to hearing your thoughts.