//RYA seeking to raise performance

RYA seeking to raise performance

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) have published their ‘Mission Statement’ for 2017 until 2021.

Be more tailored in everything we do in order to increase our relevance and value to members, affiliates and stakeholders.

In a year when the RYA has seen powerboat racing organisers including the UK Offshore Circuit Racing Drivers Association (OCRDA), the International Powerboat Race Club (IPRC) and the British Powerboat Racing Club (BPRC) sever their affiliation from the ‘National Governing Body’, the RYA stays ‘bullish’ for the future.

Perhaps it could be a bright future, the British ThunderCat Racing series has decided to stay with the RYA.

Veteran race organiser, Fiona Pascoe certainly had the support last weekend from the RYA when she brought the curtain down on another season.

Although that is admirable, it has to be noted that, the RYA receive in the region of £9 million per year from Sport England and UK Sport.  

The Association have recently had to take a reduction in funding due to a new code of governance.

The new code was introduced to bring in increased levels of transparency, performance and representation from those seeking to take public funding for their activities.

Even with the ‘cut back’ in grants, nearly 40% of the RYA overall annual income comes from, you guessed it, Sport England and UK Sport.

Ever wondered why the RYA hasn’t dropped Powerboat Racing?

For reference:

John Moore
John raced Offshore Class 3 in the 80’s & 90’s.
He served as the Cowes Torquay Cowes Event Director for 4 years, including running the 50 th Anniversary Event in 2010.
He is the Editor of powerboatracingworld.com