Olympic medallist and Volvo Ocean Race-winning skipper, Ian Walker is to take up the Director of Racing position at the RYA this autumn
Your photo could feature in the ilovesailing calendar 2018
Sailing fans are being asked to submit their photos for the 2018 RYA ilovesailing calendar competition
Family launches Emily’s Code to try and save lives at sea
The parents of the 14-year-old, who drowned after her extra-large lifejacket became snagged on a sinking speedboat, are campaigning for new legislation.
Andrew Simpson Foundation & Bart’s Bash at the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show
Venue registration for Bart's Bash 2017 will go live from the opening of the RYA Suzuki Dinghy Show, which starts on Saturday
RYA Regional Youth Champion 2017 winners announced
Ten promising young sailors and windsurfers from the UK have been revealed as winners of the 2017 RYA Regional Youth Champion Awards
New antifouling initiative to protect boaters and the environment
Specifically targeting boaters who anti foul their own vessel, the DIY Safe Antifouling Initiative is being launched in the new year by the RYA, British Marine and the British Coatings Federation (BCF)
Video: Volunteers – boating’s unsung heroes – awarded by the RYA
Volunteers from across the UK, who give up countless hours to support sailing for all, have been honoured by the RYA at a special ceremony in London.
New World Sailing Rules app launched
A new app has been launched by the RYA and World Sailing, giving sailors a one stop shop for the 2017-2020 Racing Rules of Sailing.
Learn to sail in two days: Universal Yachting RYA Start Yachting course
YBW's editor Stef Bottinelli loves boats but after a couple of boating mishaps as a teenager she'd become a little nervous on water. Could Universal Yachting RYA Start Yachting course cure her of her fears and inject the fun back into sailing?
Check you don’t bring back unwanted visitors on board this summer!
Taking your boat abroad this summer? The RYA is encouraging boaters to make sure unwanted invasive species are not brought back to the UK.
More turbines at offshore wind farm in Liverpool Bay
Work has started on a multi million pound scheme to install 32 turbines at the Prestayn wind farm in Liverpool Bay, quadrupling the size of the facility.
New access boat for the disabled in the North West
The boat, which will enable more people with disabilities to go sailing, can be used by any accredited RYA Sailability club in the North West
Are you 14 to 17? Then you could learn to sail for free
Gosport Marine Scene is offering 10 youngsters aged 14-17 olds from the Gosport area the chance to get a sail bursary and compete in the Small Ships Race.
Government confirms second group of MCZs
All 23 sites in the second tranche of MCZs have been designated, but the RYA is claiming that this will have minimal impact on recreational boating.
RYA urges local marinas to lobby Belgian Government on red diesel
The number of British yachts visiting the country fell after the use of red diesel in private pleasure craft was outlawed
Boaters urged to have their say on MCZs as deadline looms
There’s less than three weeks left to take part in public consultations on the second tranche of MCZs
Petition calls for MCZ decision on Studland Bay to be reversed
The petition comes after it was announced Studland Bay would not be included in the latest tranche of Marine Conservation Zones
Greek cruising tax considered lawful by European Commission
The RYA expressed concerns over the Greek cruising tax as it appeared to conflict with efforts to encourage boat tourism within Europe
Four boating sites avoid Marine Conservation Zone restrictions
Marine Conservation Zones around the Isle of Wight and Studland Bay would have meant restrictions around anchorages and moorings for recreational boaters