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Budworth Sailing Club in Cheshire hosted the RYA/BUSA Women’s Team Racing Nationals
Eleven teams found weather windows to drive to Budworth SC in Cheshire for the RYA/BUSA Women’s Team Racing Nationals - and were rewarded with a weekend of great sailing. Saturday saw a true Manchester style of weather conditions from light…
The RYA’s iconic “battle of the regions” pits young sailors from across the country against each other, representing their RYA Region or Home Country.
The Eric Twiname Junior Championships is back after a two-year absence – and entries are now open. The RYA’s iconic “battle of the regions” pits young sailors from across the country against each other, representing their RYA Region or Home…
Richard Honeyford
RYA Northern Ireland’s chief operating officer has announced he will take up a new post with the NI Sports Forum as their executive manager. Richard Honeyford, who has worked with RYA Northern Ireland for more than 15 years, will take…
Dun Laoghaire's Saskia Tidey (left) who has announced a new campaign for Paris will be at the RYA dinghy show this month
Olympic gold medallists Eilidh McIntyre and Dylan Fletcher will be among a host of British Sailing Team athletes at this year’s RYA Dinghy and Watersports Show. The Tokyo 2020 stars will officially open the show, which this year takes place…
420 dinghy racing on Cardigan Bay.
The RYA Youth Sailing Brititsh National Championships is making a much-anticipated return to Wales in 2022 – and entries are now open for the Irish Sea event. The week-long regatta heads to Plas Heli, the Welsh National Sailing Academy in…
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Clubs from across Northern Ireland joined together online for RYANI’s Affiliated Clubs Conference recently. The virtual conference, which took place on Saturday 22 January, gave delegates the chance to network, share stories and ask questions to a host of experienced…
The RYA Northern Ireland Celtic Cup team
The last weekend of January saw the RYA Celtic Cup hosted by RYA Scotland at Largs Sailing Club, and taking part were RYANI Youth Sailing Squad Members with RYA Wales and RYA Scotland. As well as racing for the Celtic…
Sail School NI's new Tripp 40
Russell McGovern, known generally as Rusty, started Stratus sailing school in 2016 out of Bangor Marina on Belfast Lough, with a 31-footer and two 25 footers. He has now moved on to a new venture, replacing those three with a…
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‘Planning for a successful future’ is the theme of RYA Northern Ireland’s Affiliate Clubs Conference for 2022, taking place online next Saturday 22 January. Whether your club has been able to capitalise on the staycation trend or is struggling to…
The RYA Women’s Team Racing National Championship, incorporating the BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championship, is for teams of six sailors who identify as female
Entries have opened for the RYA and BUSA Women’s Team Racing Championships, which will take place at Budworth Sailing Club over the weekend of 19/20 February 2022. Budworth SC in the heart of Cheshire is looking forward to welcoming teams…
470 Women: GBR Hannah Mills (right) and Eilidh Mcintyre at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
A host of the British Sailing Team’s Tokyo 2020 stars have been recognised in the New Year Honours List for services to sailing. Hannah Mills is made an OBE after winning gold in the women’s 470 class in Japan this…
RYANI makes a special presentation to Bob Harper
Carrickfergus sailor Bob Harper has stepped down from his role of RYA Northern Ireland sailability coordinator. Harper took up the role in 2003 and over the last 18 years he has worked with clubs and centres across Northern Ireland as…
Taking the title of top Brit at the Laser World Championships was 23-year-old Welshman Daniel Whiteley, who finished eighth
After playing havoc with the ILCA 7/Laser World Championships all week, Mother Nature decided to end the regatta early with Storm Blas preventing the final day’s racing, a decision that handed Ireland its best ever Laser World Championship result but also…
Micky Beckett is racing fresh from his Euros win in Bulgaria in October
The British Sailing Team have a strong Laser/ILCA 7 squad and have the last three European champions competing at the 2021 Laser /ILCA Standard Men's World Championship (ILCA 7)at the Barcelona International Sailing Centre starting on Friday. Micky Beckett is racing…
There are some strong RS:X windsurfers creeping into the start lists of the new iQFOiL Olympic class
The 2021 iQFOiL European Championships will take place in Marseille, France, in the same waters where it will make its Olympic debut at Paris 2024. Racing starts on Saturday 23 October and will conclude on Thursday 28 October. There’s plenty…
Due to a lack of racing in 2020 due to Covid-19 restrictions, PY numbers stayed the same for 2021 – but it’s hoped that an influx of submissions this year will allow for the numbers to be updated
The RYA is calling on clubs to help make 2021 one of the biggest and best years for Portsmouth Yardstick handicap data to ensure numbers are as accurate as possible for 2022. The Portsmouth Yardstick handicap system is run jointly…

About the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Northern Ireland 

  • 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 waterways cruising.
  • The RYA is recognised by Government, the media and opinion formers as the representative body and voice for the activities that it represents. It continually fights for the rights and freedoms of its 112,000 personal members.
  • The RYA has more than 1,500 affiliated clubs and classes, which represent some 350,000 boaters throughout the UK. It is estimated that 4 million people in the UK take part in boating activity annually.
  • The RYA also sets and maintains recognised standards for training for both leisure and commercial boating through a network of more than 2,400 RYA Recognised Training Centres across 58 countries. More than 250,000 people per year complete RYA training courses.
  • The RYA is responsible for one of the UK’s most successful Olympic medal-winning sports. Our coaching and development schemes actively support 800 of our country’s top sailors, from talented juniors to Olympic and World champions.
  • The RYA is committed to promoting all forms of boating and making them accessible to everyone. For more information please visit www.rya.org.uk.
  • The Royal Yachting Association Northern Ireland (RYA NI) acts for the RYA in Northern Ireland (NI) and the Chairman of RYA NI is invited to join the Irish Sailing Association (ISA) Policy Review Committee.
  • You can find the RYA Northern Ireland at Sketrick House, GE8, Jubilee Road, Newtownards, BT23 4YH.
  • RYA NI is a company limited by guarantee – Registration number NI 51945
  • Contact RYA NI: Tel: 02891 827154 email: [email protected]