Please select your home edition
Edition
Harken AUS Reflex 728

UK's Royal Yachting Association publishes manifesto

by RYA/Sail-World on 9 Sep 2011
RYA Manifesto SW
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA), the UK's national body for representing the interests of all boating activities, has for the first time found it necessary to publish a manifesto, with the following statement:

The RYA’s purpose is to promote enjoyable, safe and successful UK sailing and motorboating. A central aspect of this is to represent recreational boating to government and other agencies in order to ensure that they understand, and take account of, recreational boating activity.

We have a clear set of principles which have guided our work in this area for many years which we have embodied in our newly published RYA Manifesto.

Defending boaters ‘public right of navigation’ is paramount and fundamental to our principles.
'What we have written in the manifesto is not new. They have been our guiding principles for a long time' says Gus Lewis, Head of Government Affairs.

'We have published the manifesto now because feedback from affiliated clubs and members showed a need for us to articulate these principles more publicly.

'In addition, the RYA is dealing with a broader range of politicians, officials from departments that we have not traditionally had to have a strong relationship with. We want to be able to make sure that they understand what it is that we stand for and what it is that we are doing on your behalf'.

Recreational boating continues to enjoy relative freedom to pursue its boating activities, but we cannot take this freedom for granted. Our coastal waters and inland waterways face increasing pressure from competing commercial, environmental and leisure interests.

The RYA therefore will continue to provide a robust, articulate and intelligent voice to represent recreational boating and to ensure that its interests are taken into account by government and other agencies.

To read the RYA Manifesto in full go to www.rya.org.uk/go/manifesto
Dubarry AUS 2017 660x82 4BandG AUS Zeus3 660x82X-Yachts AUS X4 - 660 - 1

Related Articles

Marine Notice - Official Nautical Charts
Marine Notice draw attention to importance of using only official nautical charts to comply with flag State requirements This Marine Notice draws attention to the importance of using only official nautical charts to comply with flag State requirements, which implement the relevant regulations of Chapter V of the International Convention for the Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), as amended.
Posted today at 4:49 am
Marine Notice - Biofouling and In-water Cleaning
The purpose of this Marine Notice is to provide general information to vessel owners on In-water Cleaning Guidelines The purpose of this Marine Notice is to provide general information to vessel owners, operators, ports and marinas on the revised 2015 Anti-fouling and In-water Cleaning Guidelines for Australia and New Zealand (the 2015 Guidelines), and the International Maritime Organization’s 2011 Guidelines for the control and management of ships’ biofouling to minimize the transfer of invasive aquatic species
Posted today at 4:35 am
Int Moth Worlds - Zhik returns to its spiritual home at 2017 Worlds
Zhik is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships Zhik, the innovative sailing apparel specialist, is returning to its roots as the official clothing sponsor of the 2017 McDougall McConaghy Moth World Championships. And, ten years on, the Moths are returning to their spiritual home on Lake Garda. Zhik and the International Moth class are virtually synonymous with each other.
Posted on 20 Jul
Twenty-fifth blog from Jon Sanders - Eggs and Sydney to Hobart Race
Island regions affect wind strengths. Often beginning several hundreds of miles distant. Generally less wind - up wind Island regions affect wind strengths. Often beginning several hundreds of miles distant. Generally less wind - up wind or down wind.
Posted on 20 Jul
Twenty-fourth blog from Jon - Taina Marina & Oyster World Rally
Hon. Ian Campbell former Australian Senator and Federal Minister has an Oyster 68 ft single mast yacht. Hon. Ian Campbell former Australian Senator and Federal Minister has an Oyster 68 ft single mast yacht. It is said and one believes, more material (not to forget etc.) goes into these stock production cruising yachts to stand the ocean rigours. UK built.
Posted on 20 Jul
New Jeanneau Sun Odyssey vessels added to the range
Since their launch the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey range has sold over 17,000 yachts. Since their launch the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey range has sold over 17,000 yachts. Now we are excited to introduce to you the new generation, the Sun Odyssey 440 and the Sun Odyssey 490. This new generation of sailboats is clearly high performance utilising multiple advance in design and technology to better enhance your quality of life at sea
Posted on 19 Jul
Cheeki Rafiki - Douglas Innes to face retrial over manslaughter
Douglas Innes to face retrial over manslaughter The Director of Stormforce Coaching, the company that ran Cheeki Rafiki, is set to face retrial for manslaughter over the deaths of the four crew. They were 700nm from Nova Scotia, returning to Southampton after racing in Antigua when the keel feel off. It is said that previous groundings had weakened the keel bolts....
Posted on 17 Jul
Rytov continues to defend lead at 2017 Melges 20 European Championship
On the eve of final day at Melges 20 European Championship Russia's Igor Rytov & his Russian Bogatyrs remains in command On the eve of the final day at the 2017 Melges 20 European Championship, Russia's Igor Rytov and his Russian Bogatyrs remains in command. Thanks to a very consistent performance thus far, they are inching ever closer to capturing the top European title and trophy.
Posted on 15 Jul
Beneteau showcases new models at this year's Sydney Boat Show
Beneteau has a very impressive display of seven sail and power boats, including three models on show for the first time The new sailing boats on display are the Oceanis 41.1 and Oceanis 38.1 , which set a new standard in cruising comfort, safety, ease of sailing and volume plus the ever popular Oceanis 45 and the unique Sense 50/51.
Posted on 14 Jul
Bavaria C65 - production commenced on their largest ever sailing yacht
The Bavaria C65 is the new flagship of the Bavaria Yachts fleet of sailing yachts The Bavaria C65 is the new flagship of the Bavaria Yachts fleet of sailing yachts and, following the successful presentation of the Bavaria C57 this spring, is the next logical step in the expansion of the Bavaria C-Line. It is the largest yacht ever built by Bavaria Yachts. Production of the Bavaria C65 has already begun. The first sea trials are planned for the (Northern) Autumn (Fall).
Posted on 14 Jul