Why is Pathfinder Powerboat Club affiliated to RYA?


A RYA team of legal experts are on hand  to assist clubs with a variety of legal problems.  They are experienced in issues affecting clubs, and have usually dealt with similar issues in the past. 

A great deal of information is published on their website as a framework for clubs to access.  


Further advice is available over the phone or by e-mail and where it is deemed necessary and appropriate we act directly.


It’s not all about the rules. We can help train your race officials, help you understand the rules, implement our “fair-play” charter and work with you to achieve more accurate handicaps…

The RYA pays a consolidated annual licence fee to the Crown Estate Commissioners on behalf of all affiliated clubs, entitling them to lay temporary racing marks on seabed areas controlled by the Commissioners.


Health and Safety Advice

In an increasingly litigious world, reflecting a society increasingly seeking to establish blame for any accident, it is essential that the organisers of any recreational activity understand their legal duties.


The RYA is able to give comprehensive advice and information to help club officers find their way around the legislation, and protect their members and visitors.

Improving Standards

The RYA has a range of programmes to give  members the opportunity to grow their skills out on the water, and get the best out of their leisure time afloat

  • Youth and Junior programmes

  • Club and coach funding

  • Volvo champion club resources

  • Cruising training scheme (Day Skipper etc)

  • Shorebased short courses (VHF etc)

Help on your doorstep

Regional Development officers, or RDOs for short, are your club's link to the RYA. 

Our team of 10 RDOs around the country are knowledgable on a variety of subjects.  Seek advice from your RDO on

  • Growing your club

  • How to secure funding

  • Setting up training programmes

  • Linking with participation programmes