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RYA encourages boaters to continue to support boating networks

by Susie Nation-Grainer 30 Mar 11:42 BST
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From sailing clubs and marinas to class associations and training centres, the RYA is encouraging all boaters to continue to support their local boating networks where possible during the Coronavirus pandemic and to think twice before cancelling direct debits and other payments where possible.

"We strongly support the Government's advice to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus and we know that boaters are unsure of when they will be able to get back out on the water again," explains RYA Sport Development Manager Alistair Dickson.

"During these hugely challenging times people are looking at where they can cut costs, however we would urge boaters to think carefully about whether they need to cancel direct debits, subscriptions or other payments as many organisations will be depending on this support to them through this difficult period.

"Many organisations are reporting to us that they are really concerned at what the future holds. It is up to us to help support and protect the fantastic boating network we cherish so much so it will be there for us when we are able to get out on the water once more."

Over the last couple of weeks the RYA has been working hard to offer the support needed for affiliated organisations and members, by providing essential guidance to water users so that they can make sensible and informed decisions and continuing to engage with the Government on all aspects of recreational boating that are affected by the current situation.

Alistair concludes: "We remain committed to supporting and guiding our stakeholders through the many challenges they are likely to be experiencing. We're also busy working on other ways to ensure our boating network can remain engagement and active over the next few weeks whilst we're all at home."

The RYA recognises that the situation in the UK is rapidly evolving, and we will continue to monitor it and respond accordingly to Government guidance. Further advice for clubs, classes and training centres, as well as recreational boating in the UK and abroad, can be found on the RYA website.

If you have any queries, please contact the RYA on 023 8060 4100.

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