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We love this from the RYA…

Last month we officially launched the RYA’s Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Strategy 2021-2030 – Charting an Equal, Diverse and Inclusive Course for the Future of Boating, cementing the sport’s and the RYA’s commitment to developing a culture that celebrates diversity and is free from discrimination and prejudice.

We caught up with RYA Safeguarding and Equality Manager, Katie Loucaides to find out more…

Back in 2016 the RYA was the first UK National Governing Body to achieve the Advanced Level of the Sports Councils’ Equality Standard for Sport and since then we have been working towards building a strong foundation promoting equality, diversity and inclusion in all forms of boating.

Last summer we joined other voices from the world of sport to speak out against racism, and in doing so we recognised that more needed to be done to ensure that boating was as inclusive and diverse as we would like it to be.

It was then that we reaffirmed our commitment to equality of opportunity, and we have gone on to develop this new Strategy that will enable us to deliver on that commitment to make recreational boating and competitive sailing accessible and inclusive to all. Read on.