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From holidays to yacht racing, The Royal Family has a long history of seafaring.

As we celebrate the Coronation of our new Monarch, His Majesty King Charles III, we look back at the RYA’s connections with The Royal Family and their passion for spending time on the water.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

Over the centuries the Monarchy has sailed aboard 83 royal yachts, including the most recent, HMY Britannia, which often hosted the RYA Council meetings during Cowes Week. 

In addition to her diplomatic duties on Royal Tours, HMY Britannia was also a vessel for family holidays. During the summer months, The Royal Family would often take off on what became known as the aptly named Western Isles tour, cruising around Scotland. 

Queen Elizabeth Royall Britannia Yacht (with Prince Philip).

In 1948, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh were listed as new members of the RYA (known then as the Yacht Racing Association). 

It became the Royal Yachting Association in 1952 when Sir Ralph Gore, then President, spoke of “Her Majesty’s recent command that the name of the Association will in future be the Royal Yachting Association."

Black and white image of a young king Charles in a dinghy with his father, Philip, duke of Edinburgh.

The Duke of Edinburgh sailed frequently with Prince Charles in the Dragon Class keelboat Bluebottle, a wedding present to Her Majesty The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh from the Island Sailing Club in Cowes, Isle of Wight. Bluebottle is the only British Dragon to have won an Olympic medal, picking up a bronze at the 1956 Melbourne Olympic Games.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was our Patron for many years and the Duke was elected as President of the RYA for the first time in 1956. It was under his watch, the first ever RYA Training Committee was formed. 

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A keen watersports fan, His Majesty King Charles III has been known to enjoy scuba diving and sailing – and was one of the first Royal members in the world to discover windsurfing in the 1970s.

Among many boating-related engagements over the years as The Prince of Wales, he visited the Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) in the build up to the 2012 Games, christening the boat of 49er due Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes.  

King Charles pictured with members of the British Sailing Team including 49er duo Stevie Morrison and Ben Rhodes whose new boat he christened.

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Following in her father's footsteps, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal has been President of the RYA since 1987 and is also Patron of the RYA Foundation .

A keen sailor, Princess Anne and her husband, Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence, have kept a Rustler 44, Ballochbuie, at Ardfern in Scotland and have enjoyed cruising, sometimes as far as the Hebrides.

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Amongst her duties as President, The Princess Royal has chaired almost every RYA AGM. She regularly visits sailing clubs across the UK to mark milestones, shows her support for the British Sailing Team and presents the annual RYA Volunteer Awards .

In an interview for RYA Magazine , she speaks fondly of her long history and love for sailing: “For me it’s important to have time away and sailing really is time away. It gives you a complete change from anything you’re doing and from my perspective, having a boat on the west coast of Scotland gives me two things – time away and in an attractive area.”

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The Prince and Princess of Wales also share a love for being outdoors and spending time on the water. The Princess of Wales has incorporated her love for sailing into her royal duties as Patron of sailing charity, the  1851 Trust .

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When she was appointed, she said: “I feel very fortunate to have enjoyed sailing from a young age and I know it is a great way of providing young people with the opportunity to develop skills and confidence”.

As a family, the Prince and Princess of Wales enjoy spending time on the coast, introducing their own three children to sailing.



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Royal Yachting Association sets new diversity strategy amid perception of being too white

Royal Yachting Association is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, rigid inflatable boats, and also includes sports boats and windsurfing; almost 97 per cent of the RYA's staff are white; governing body has set out a plan to improve inclusivity

Friday 19 March 2021 17:50, UK

Senior sailing instructor Asher Robinson with former Maritime Minister Nusrat Ghani MP (centre)

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) says their new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy is "ambitious" but admit they still are battling against a perception of boating as being elitist, too white and for middle-class people or millionaires

The new plan outlines "10 steps to progress" - in terms of ethnicity, gender, and LGBTQ+ inclusivity - which will help to "make all forms of recreational boating inclusive, accessible and attractive to all".

Some steps include increasing diversity of staff, including in the boardroom - where there is currently no black or minority ethnic representation - creating new jobs and voluntary opportunities, developing mentoring programmes, providing support and development for clubs and centres and increasing diverse imagery and content.

In 2019-20 only 2% of the RYA's membership had an ethnicity that was not white

RYA chief executive Sarah Treseder thinks the new strategy is "very ambitious" and told Sky Sports News the "biggest barrier" is changing the perception of the sport to the general public.

"I think often the perception is that we're all multi-millionaires," she said. "The reality is I've very rarely met a rich sailor.

"We tend to spend all our money on our boats and you can actually pick up a boat for a few hundred quid and really get some enjoyment out of it."

"But also the perception potentially is one where it is more male-dominated. It is older people and potentially that's connected with those individuals who have currently got the time and the energy to dedicate to volunteering at a club level, maybe disproportionately into a retired age bracket or a certain demographic.

"Whereas actually what we're starting to see is at the junior end and at the younger instructor end, there is far more diversity there."

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Treseder said: "There's a lot of intersectionality, there's a lot of areas where people's ethnicity, people's gender, people's sexual orientation, people's level of disability or otherwise kind of come together. So this is very much a holistic strategy.

"But we were really clear that the area of ethnicity was one where we were least satisfied with the progress that we had been making, where we felt there was most opportunity to change ."

Asher Robinson is one of the organisation's few black senior sailing instructors. He says he was fortunate that his mother persuaded him at the age of 11 to get his first experience of boats. Now he wants others to enjoy time on the water.

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" I think it's important for sailing to be diverse because it's an amazing sport which I have enjoyed doing," Robinson said, who is also a Sailing Development Officer at the RYA.

"And I feel like there's so many people that are missing out just because of the lack of diversity. So just by having a bit more diversity, it'll be more welcoming and more people will realise what a great sport this is."

Finding the next Sir Ben Ainslie

The RYA say they have over 110,000 personal members - and 1,500 affiliated clubs and class associations - which represent approximately some 350,000 active sailors throughout the UK.

Could the next Sir Ben Ainslie have a diverse background?

Montel Fagan-Jordan won the 2018 Young Sailor of the Year award, which has also been won by four-time Olympic champion Ainslie and double world champion Hannah Mills.

Great Britain SailGP Team helmed by Ben Ainslie in action during Race Day 1 of the Sydney SailGP, Event 1 Season 2 in Sydney Harbour, Sydney, Australia. PA Photo. Picture date: Friday February 28, 2020. Photo credit should read: Bob Martin for SailGP/PA Wire

Robinson says seeing a young black sailor being recognised made him very proud.

"A lot of good sailors and amazing sailors that have won that award have gone on to do amazing things in the sailing industry," he said.

"It was just amazing seeing another young black person actually winning such an award. It made me so proud."

Treseder says they already have several diverse stars. She highlights double Paralympic bronze medallist Alexandra Rickham, Montel Fagan-Jordan and Britain's first Paralympic sailing gold medallist Helena Lucas.

She added: "So actually I think there are already a number of very very successful - in multiple ways diverse people - right at the top of the sport.

"What we've maybe not done well enough is profile how well they're doing. And I think that's something we want to change."

Talking diversity and inclusion in boating with @RYA spring magazine. A lot to be done in sailing but I’m happy the journey has started. pic.twitter.com/v6HCFSAnP0 — Alexandra Rickham (@ARickham) March 7, 2021

One of Robinson's current projects is working with a RYA mentor to promote sailing in primary schools in the London Borough of Newham in east London.

He said: "We're actually going into schools and we are saying, 'look we've got the funding... have some fun and just come and experience sailing'. And what's great about it is they don't pay a single thing."

The idea helped pupils in one school to improve children's academic results and confidence.

" We interviewed them at the end of last year in terms of how they felt after doing it," Robinson added. "And their grades improved not massively, but noticeably.

"And when we asked how they felt, a lot of kids say they felt independent, they felt stronger, they felt more confident. And when you hear things like that, you just can't help but smile."

Getting ethnic diversity in the boardroom

Almost 97 per cent of the RYA's staff are white. In the boardroom 40 per cent are female and 10 per cent identify as LGBTQ+ but there are no black or minority ethnic members.

The new strategy has no quotas or guarantees for incoming board members but Treseder defends that approach.

"I think a lot of people potentially feel that the application of quotas somehow has a negative impact on the people that are then appointed," she said.

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"And certainly speaking as a woman in business, I've probably been on the wrong side of that a couple of times. There's some feeling of 'has she really earned the right to have this role or is this somehow just fulfilling a quota?'

"And the other thing is, if we find people with the right experience, why stop at the quota?

"That seems to kind of set a cap on things so I don't think it is about establishing quotas. I think it's about establishing the richest gene pool of people applying that we can."

"However, with ten available seats on the board, the thought that not one of them would be filled by someone from a black, Asian or minority background doesn't make sense."

Treseder also explains why some committees at clubs and training centres are not as diverse as they should be.

"The membership of the committee is often the people who are the most regular participants in any club," she said. "It doesn't tend to be brand new people.

"Often if the diversity strategy is only just starting to communicate to the right audience in the right way, people have just started giving it a go, they would maybe feel nervous or reluctant to sit on a committee when it's a sport that they've only just started. So my sense is that that kind of governance level will filter through from actions to increase participation.

" The interesting bit is what day of the week do we hold the open days on, what food is served? What gender are the instructors who are giving people the opportunity? What are the changing facilities like?

"Where have we advertised the opportunity? What is the public transport access to the club like that will mean more people can turn up?

"And crucially, what's the follow up after people have maybe attended an open day? How do we encourage people to come back and give it another try?"

Ethnicity in Boating Forum

In developing their latest plans, the RYA worked with Emeritus Professor of Equality and Diversity in Sport Kevin Hylton, who works at Leeds Beckett University and is also chair of the Sheffield Race Equality Commission.

He suggested hosting a forum with ethnically diverse members without senior management to encourage open honest conversations about their experiences.

Thank you to everyone that joined us last night for the latest Ethnicity in Boating Focus Group. It was great to hear your thoughts and discussions on some of the RYA Diversity Strategy actions. If you'd like to get involved with the next meeting email [email protected] pic.twitter.com/xlQV6vDzR1 — RYA (@RYA) December 18, 2020

Robinson was one of those who was part of the Ethnicity in Boating Forum with people he had never met like double Paralympic sailing bronze medallist Alexandra Rickham, 2018 Young Sailor of the Year Montel Fagan-Jordan and Poole watersports instructor Lee Timothy.

The RYA leadership and staff left the group alone so they could speak about their experiences with each other in a safe environment. Robinson described it as "absolutely amazing".

"We had a meeting," he said. "There was nobody from the RYA. We spoke about our experiences and then with those experiences, that's where they came up with the action plan [part of the latest strategy].

"I think it's one of the best things I've been a part of in my life. I'm not exaggerating there because all I want is someone who's 11 [years old] just like I was, to be comfortable and know that they're going to be looked after."

Since the initial meeting with Professor Hylton, the Ethnicity in Boating Forum has met RYA management to propose ideas and changes for the newly-released strategy.

'Future success means tearing up diversity plans'

Professor Hylton, who helped guide the new diversity plans, says they are "proactive."

"The RYA has established a high bar in their strategy by aiming to change perceptions, behaviours, experiences, and realities. They are challenging themselves to make their sport more inclusive and are going the right way about it by moving with insight purposely forward," he added.

So how will the RYA chief executive define success?

"I think it's going to be a very long journey," Treseder says.

"I think real success for us is when we're going to be able to tear up that strategy because it's no longer needed. No one feels that it's a requirement that we have it written down on how to increase diversity because it's a reality.

"The benefits are going to be to all of us around the relevance and the vitality of the RYA looking towards the future in particular, and making sure that successive generations are moulding the sport, moulding boating to what works for them, which is going to look quite different to how it was fifty years ago... and how it is today.

"And therefore for clubs to survive and thrive, we need a much more diverse base of participants coming through."

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Cricket Tasmania confident Test cricket can play under the roof at Hobart's proposed Macquarie Point stadium

Cricket Tasmania has welcomed new concept designs for Hobart's proposed AFL stadium, and confirmed matches will be able to be played there.

But not all are convinced — with RSL Tasmania among those calling for more detail around the visual impact of the stadium.

What's next? 

Sport minister Nic Street says further images will be released in the future.

Designs for a proposed Macquarie Point AFL stadium have won over Cricket Tasmania, but debate continues to rage over the contentious $715 million project.

On the weekend, initial concept designs for the stadium , which is a condition of Tasmania being granted its own AFL team licence, were released publicly.

Aerail view, Macquarie Point stadium concept, released July 2024.

The plans include a compact seating bowl design, timber facade and a fixed dome translucent roof, which the government said could host the world's first indoor Test cricket match.

The roof, which had initially been mooted to be 40 metres, will be 51 metres above the playing surface at its highest point, allaying Cricket Tasmania's concerns.

Cricket Tasmania chairman and former Test cricketer David Boon said he was excited about what the stadium could provide for the sport.

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"The bottom line is, yes, we will be able to play cricket there and we're very much looking forward to it," he said.

Boon said while testing needed to occur to ensure Test cricket matches would be able to be played, he was confident about the outcome.

"The positive thing is that the designers have taken into account the humidity factor and there will be flow of air in quite a natural way to eliminate that. We're just going to have to test it first.

"It'll be an absolutely wonderful asset for Tasmania.

"It will ensure that sport remains very much a high profile, and for me, the future of our kids and their dreams to be able to play sport for their own state can be far more ensured that they've got a venue to be able to do that."

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Not all convinced by released designs

However two key groups set to be impacted by the stadium say the new design has not won them over.

Speaking on ABC Local Radio, RSL Tasmania state president Barry Quinn said the organisation was still concerned about the impact on the cenotaph, and sightlines from the area.

"You are going to be distracted by a structure that is directly behind the cenotaph, especially when we are conducting commemorations and commemorative services," Mr Quinn said.

He said he's asked for extra images showing what the visual impact on the cenotaph will be, as well as other significant points.

"What they've released over the weekend doesn't show any impact, or what the impact on the cenotaph is," Mr Quinn said.

People line up in front of the Hobart Cenotaph in the early morning light.

At its highest point, the stadium will be 54 metres above ground level, with its curved roof designed to reduce the height of the "edges" of the structure, according to the stadium designers.

This was intended to reduce the visual impact on the cenotaph.

The Royal Hobart Regatta Association also said more information was needed.

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Association president Ross Doddridge said he was in support of an alternative stadium proposed for nearby regatta point, which has previously been ruled out by the government.,

He said the government's plan put the stadium "in the wrong place".

"Nothing's been shown about the impact on the actual regatta site," Mr Doddridge said.

"My understanding is that the foreshore of the regatta area is to be turned into some form of housing but we know nothing about that."

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Sport minister Nic Street says further images will be released "as soon as they're ready".

"We've consulted with the RSL on numerous occasions, I know that Macquarie Point Development Corporation have committed to continue that stakeholder relationship.

"I believe that the design that's been presented is sympathetic to the area that we're proposing to build it in with a nod to the past as well."

He said the government would continue to engage with the RSL.

Local jobs must be prioritised, Labor says

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Labor leader Dean Winter said a local jobs plan was needed to ensure Tasmanians benefited from its construction.

"That may not be as the lead contractor, but certainly in subcontracting and contracting roles, making sure that locals are given first opportunity to work on the site," Mr Winter said.

He said Labor was also eager to see more detail, including showing sightlines from different angles and ensuring the stadium was "constructible, that it's affordable, and that the premier's promises can be delivered".

He said he'd hold the government to account over its promise to ensure private investment covers any cost overruns.

"The premier went to an election saying we've capped Tasmania's spending at $375 million and we're going to hold him to account for that."

Labor announced it was no longer opposed to building a new stadium earlier this year, reversing its pre-election position.

Tasmanian community has its say

Across the weekend, reactions from the general public also flooded in.

Speaking on Facebook, user Adam Grover described it as an "absurd vanity project". 

"Economic irrationality of the most basic kind".

User Kathryn Mitchell took a different approach saying "this looks absolutely amazing. Well done to designers. Let's get it built".

Prominent Tasmanian lawyer Greg Barns also weighed in, saying the stadium was "an eyesore in a sacred place".

The proposed stadium must pass the rigorous Project of State Significance process — then pass both houses of parliament — after it is submitted to the Tasmanian Planning Commission in the coming weeks.

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It is belonging to an organisation that supports and protects my boating passion, and allows me access to courses and internationally recognised qualifications.

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  1. Governance of the RYA

    The Board of Directors is comprised of a mix of non-executive and executive directors and it meets regularly to conduct its business The role of the Board is to supervise the management of the Association's business and to discharge the responsibilities of the directors under the Companies Act and also in compliance with the Code for Sports Governance, which sets out the levels of ...

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    RYA - Royal Yachting Association - UK National Governing Body. Providing training, publications and performance for all forms of British Boating.

  3. About the RYA

    About the RYA RYA stands for Royal Yachting Association. Set up in 1875 as the Yacht Racing Association, the RYA has since become the national governing body for dinghy, motor and sail cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative body for inland waterways cruising.

  4. Royal Yachting Association

    The Royal Yachting Association ( RYA) is a United Kingdom national governing body for sailing, [1] dinghy sailing, yacht and motor cruising, sail racing, RIBs and sportsboats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

  5. Sir Michael Arthur set to take the helm as RYA Chair

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today announced the appointment of Professor Sir Michael Arthur, an experienced racing and cruising sailor and accomplished British academic, as the new Chair of its Board. Sir Michael, a member of the Royal Southampton Yacht Club, will take over the position of Chair of the Board from Chris Preston ...

  6. Royal Yachting Association to appoint new Chair

    Royal Yachting Association to appoint new Chair. Dave Williamson has announced that he will step aside as Chair of the Board of Directors at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). John Scott, the Senior Independent Director on the Board, will serve as an interim Chair.

  7. RYA appoints Chris Preston as new Chair

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today announced the appointment of Chris Preston, a passionate sailor with more than 50 years' experience of racing and cruising, as the new Chair of its Board.


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  9. Royal connections through the ages

    It became the Royal Yachting Association in 1952 when Sir Ralph Gore, then President, spoke of "Her Majesty's recent command that the name of the Association will in future be the Royal Yachting Association."

  10. Royal Yachting Association

    The RYA is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising, all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland ...

  11. RYA Board welcomes new non-executive director

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has today announced the appointment of Polly Handford, the Football Association's highly regarded director of legal and governance, as a non-executive director of its Board.

  12. RYA welcomes new Chief Executive Sara Sutcliffe

    It's a new year and 'all change' at the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) as the team today welcomes Sara Sutcliffe MBE as the organisation's new Chief Executive.

  13. Royal Yachting Association

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  14. Royal Yachting Association sets new diversity strategy amid perception

    The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) says their new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Strategy is "ambitious" but admit they still are battling against a perception of boating as being elitist ...

  15. The Ocean Academy

    TheOceanAcademy is a fully accredited and recognized Training Center for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). We offer superior Theory and Practical Yacht Crew Training

  16. RYA SafeTrx

    About this app. Official app of the Royal Yachting Association - The RYA SafeTrx App allows you to register your vessel and plan your journey on your Smartphone.This app is freely available to anyone, you do not need to be an RYA member. It is free to download and there is no charge to use it. Registering vessel and journey information couldn ...

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    Elektrostal Elektrostal Localisation : Country Russia, Oblast Moscow Oblast. Available Information : Geographical coordinates, Population, Area, Altitude, Weather and ...

  18. RYA courses and qualifications

    View your RYA certificates online by registering for a free MyRYA account. The RYA's training courses and qualifications are recognised and respected all over the world. With more than 2,400 recognised training centres across 58 different countries and more than 100 courses, there's something for every age, interest and ability.

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    您可以向此项目. Zhukovsky coat of arms. Date of adoption: April 25, 2002. Textual description: "On a sky-blue (azure) field there are three wide arrow-heads in a triangle (two and one in a form of a plane). Above them there're two wings. All figures in gold".

  21. Visit Elektrostal: 2024 Travel Guide for Elektrostal, Moscow Oblast

    Travel guide resource for your visit to Elektrostal. Discover the best of Elektrostal so you can plan your trip right.

  22. RYA Certificates of Competence

    Available at Advanced Powerboat and RYA Yachtmaster® Coastal, Offshore and Ocean level, RYA Certificates of Competence are well known qualifications that are highly respected worldwide. Find out more about the required experience and how to book your exam.

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  24. RYA Membership

    Join the Royal Yachting Association with a membership that offers access to exclusive online services and benefits.