Recreational boating in the UK has a long established tradition of self-reliance and individual responsibility. Consequently, we continue to enjoy relative freedom to pursue our boating activities, but this freedom cannot be taken for granted.
Today, our coastal waters and inland waterways face increasing pressure from competing commercial, environmental and leisure interests.
For these reasons, it is vital that recreational boating interests are represented effectively to ensure that Government, in all its forms, takes full account of our activities when balancing competing interests.
Current marine license applications that the RYA is responding to on behalf of our members
Planning issues that the RYA team is responding to on behalf of our members
The RYA works to ensure that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand, and take account of, recreational boating activity.
Find out more about the latest advice and guidance for affiliated clubs.
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