RYA Wavelength April 2020

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 Richard's round up 

Welcome to the new look RYA Wavelength. After many years producing a paper edition, we have made the decision to move our annual review to a new digital format and hope you will enjoy this issue. 

This year marks an exciting milestone for us all, as we celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the RYA’s training schemes. Above all, RYA training is about the people, both the students and those who deliver our courses. This year is all about celebrating your stories, your contributions and saying thank you to everyone that’s been a part of the journey – we couldn’t do it without you, and your ongoing support is even more pertinent given the challenges we currently face.

As I write this, the situation with COVID-19 continues to evolve rapidly, both in the UK and in most other parts of the world. We are acutely aware of the huge impact this is having on everyone in our network and the RYA is working as best we can to support training centres, clubs, instructors and the boating public during these unprecedented times. There is no doubt whatsoever that this event will have a lasting impact on us all, both personally and professionally. The extent of that impact is as yet unknown, however, it is clear that if we are to safeguard the future of boating we will need to work together more than ever before.

I urge you all to follow the guidance provided by the government in whatever country you are currently based and to monitor the advice on the RYA website.  As more information comes to light we will share it in as timely a manner as possible.  Most importantly, please ensure that you are taking care of yourselves, your families and colleagues. 

The RYA Training and Publications teams wish you well and look forward to resuming normal operations when it is safe and advisable to do so. 

With best wishes to you all,

Richard Falk

Director of RYA Training and Qualifications


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