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News Headlines from the Eastern Region

Norfolk Youngsters OnBoard for Sailing Festival

It was the perfect end to Horning Sailing Club’s training season with their Junior Regatta and RYA OnBoard Festival, held on Saturday 10 September 2016.  Still on a high from the previous weekend’s successes, where Horning had successfully won the Broadland Youth Regatta Team Trophy, some 40 young people took part in the day’s events. Read the full story >>

Performance Rights and Licences for any Music played at your Clubs

At the link you can find important information for your Clubs on Performance Rights and Licences for any Music played at a club. Note that the penalties for non compliance are quite severe. Click the link for a summary of the legal situation >>

RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow back for the Paralympics at Alton Watersports Centre

 The RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow is back to celebrate the Paralympic Games and will be heading to Alton Watersports Centre in Ipswich on Saturday 17 September, offering free sailing sessions for people of all abilities on the day our Paralympic sailors will be battling for medals in Rio. Read the full story, and register your interest >>

121 Try Sailing at Fishers Green Sailing Club

Some 121 visitors tried sailing at Fishers Green Sailing Club on 3 September 2016. Most hadn’t stepped in a boat before and they were able to sample the freedom and exhilaration of a fantastic outdoor sport at the friendly club based in Lee Valley Regional Park. Read the full story >>

Racing for Bart 18th September

On 18 September sailors of all ages from Aldeburgh Yacht Club, Slaughden Sailing Club and Orford Sailing Club will be joining thousands of sailors across the globe to take part in the world’s largest sailing event, Bart’s Bash (17-18 September 2016). Read the full story >>

A fantastic summer for Grafham's OnBoard Sailors

It has been another fantastic summer for youngsters sailing with the RYA OnBoard programme at Grafham Water Centre, with one member selected by the United Kingdom Laser Association to represent GB at the Laser Europeans, a group attending the America’s Cup Youth Engagement Day in Portsmouth, and a team competing in the National Schools Sailing Association Regatta. Read the full story >>

Celebrate the Rio Olympics 2016 with the RYA

Celebrate the Rio OlympicsTo celebrate the 2016 Games this summer, the RYA will be hitting the road during the Olympic sailing medal race week to bring you the RYA Sail for Gold Roadshow. 

Launched in June at the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) by members of the British Sailing Team, the Roadshow will visit venues across the UK which have a special connection to our Olympic medal contenders, landing at Grafham Water Sailing Club on 16 August 2016. Read the full story >>


RYA Statement on Impact of the UK Referendum Vote to Leave the EU

The important statement by the RYA is in the latest RYA Cruising News of July 2016 and on the RYA website at this link. It includes views on the impact Brexit will have on boating activities.

Try Sailing for Free at :

Alton Water Sports Centre invites you to try sailing and Windsurfing for free on 25 June and 17 September. More details at this link >>

Safe Watersports in vicinity of MOD Shoeburyness range

With the summer season approaching fast, it’s timely to remind local sailing clubs and associations of the restrictions on sailing in the vicinity of the Foulness and Maplin Sands. The Range is active Monday to Friday (occasionally at weekends), all year round conducting activities that involve firing and detonating live ammunition, often over long distances, out to sea. More detail at this link >>

East Anglia ONE Windfarm final investment decision

Following a final investment decision for the East Anglia ONE offshore wind farm, ScottishPower Renewables will now progress with development, aiming to put it into operation by 2020. More details >>

Thames Barrier Closures

The details of the Thames Barrier closure predicted for 2016 are now linked from our Navigation Issues page.

Instructor Training Days

See the Training page for details of the courses being offered in 2016.

Ongoing construction works for the Ipswich Tidal Barrier

Work to construct the Tidal Barrier is ongoing, and will involve some disruption to navigation. Relevant Notices to Mariners can be found on our Navigational Issues page.

Invasive Species

Non-native invasive species can affect marine operations, block boats’ engine cooling systems, foul hulls and lead to costly repairs. Please report sightings. More details on the problem, and how to report sightings can be found at this link >>