The RYA is the UK’s national body for all forms of boating, including dinghy and yacht racing, motor and sail cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, inland cruising and narrow boats, and personal watercraft.
The RYA’s activities fall under four main strands:
- Training: to provide the world's best recreational and professional boating training schemes
- Participation: to kindle, nurture and support a lifelong passion for boating in all forms by all groups of participants
- Performance: to identify, support and retain the best competitors and volunteers in all racing disciplines
- Membership: to understand, represent and promote the interests of RYA members, and provide valued advice and benefits.
RYA Training is responsible for the development of the world renowned RYA Training Schemes, which are delivered internationally by RYA Recognised Training Centres.