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.
The RYA provides a robust, articulate and intelligent voice to represent recreational boating and it works closely with its Home Country organisations in respect of matters related to the devolved administrations.
Read the RYA's stance.
Read the latest advice and information for recreational boaters, affiliated clubs and recognised training centres.
Stay up to date with the latest developments surrounding the disposal of pyrotechnic flares.
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
Keep up-to-date with the latest lobbying news on red diesel.
Find out more about the latest advice and guidance for affiliated clubs.
RYA and RYA NI welcome the announcement that HMRC will delay the changeover date to white diesel for propulsion in Northern Ireland to 01 October 2021.