The RYA is the 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 narrowboats, and personal watercraft.
The RYA is a UK membership organisation with over 103,000 personal members.
There are an estimated further 500,000 boat owners nationally who are members of RYA affiliated clubs and class associations. They fight unnecessary bureaucracy and threats to boating on behalf of these members and affiliates in the UK and abroad.
The RYA’s training schemes for powered and sailing craft provide the de-facto qualifications for skippers, instructors and water sports professionals worldwide.
On average 185,000 people per year complete RYA training courses at 2220 affiliated Training Centres in 20 countries.