Boaters urged to take a considerate and cautious approach as we return to the water The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) warmly welcomes a return to the water following the Prime Minister's announcement today [10 May 2020] during which he stated that from this Wednesday, the Government wants to encourage people to take more and even unlimited amounts of outdoor exercise. Since the lockdown commenced, the RYA has presented a
Published 07:18 on 11 May 2020
Reflections on the challenges and opportunities in difficult times The impact of Coronavirus continues to be felt deeply right across the UK and we hope that you, your family and your friends remain safe and well. Our primary focus is to support our members, individuals and affiliates alike, through these difficult times. For that reason, we want to update you on the support and advice that is available to the recreational boating community.
Published 15:16 on 7 May 2020
Image courtesy of RYA Gold Member Fergus Dunipace on board 'Two Drifters' who has just successfully crossed the Pacific Ocean Anticipating and preparing for a return to boating activity As we near Boris Johnson's anticipated announcement this Sunday where we expect to hear the Government's plans for the easing of lockdown restrictions, the RYA is working on a range of guidance and resources to help members and
Published 18:24 on 6 May 2020
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Published 15:53 on 6 May 2020
Recreational boat owners (using any type of vessel, whether motorised or not) are now permitted to use their boats in local waters for recreational purposes as part of their two hours of exercise and recreation away from their homes, according to Guernsey Harbours. In a Local Notices to Mariners, the stipulated conditions include: The vessel has been checked and inspected thoroughly before putting to sea. This should include ensuring that all boat systems
Published 11:00 on 5 May 2020
There's no doubt the Government publication of its five-level Covid-19 lifting restrictions was well received on Friday because it gave certainty and an idea about the future reopening of Ireland's economy and society. The roadmap will start from 18 May, from which point the country will re-open in a slow, phased way. Clarity is still needed on some aspects of the 'live plan' but where does it leave sailing and boating and other watersports
Published 10:43 on 4 May 2020
As other countries start to ease their restrictions and see their citizens getting back on the water, the UK still remains in lock down with no leisure water activity to be allowed. Two seperate groups, Restart Watersports and Restart Sailing have independently been established over the last week, both keen to see a return to the water when safe and appropriate. Recognising the overlap in some of their activities for example access to the water
Published 05:44 on 4 May 2020
A British sailing industry figure is looking to form a Special Interest Group (SIG) of clubs, classes, sailors, trade and other stakeholders to lobby for the safe restarting of racing in the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic . SailRacer managing director Simon Lovesey says the aim is to develop strategies and plans to allow sailing and racing to resume as soon as sensible (and safe) and, if need be, to
Published 08:54 on 30 Apr 2020