Originally Posted by Rogue Wave
Not tired at all! Out of interest what kinda protection have you got from the RYA as a Ribster. Id like to point out I'm not arguing with you
No worries, I'm sure we can have a reasoned discussion without resorting to handbags
As a Ribster, I haven't had any specific help per se. I sought advice from the cruising section early on in my forays into France, having been stopped several times by the French authorities. The RYA advised me of my rights & obligations as a British registered vessel etc. Having seen what the continentals have to comply with wrg to registration, licensing, where they can/can't go (most of our RIBs would only be allowed 5 miles offshore in France
) I feel that the RYA is the only organisation that stands between us & the Government. Especially if the Government thought they could make a quick buck out of us. Considering the current discussions regarding Kill-cords & compulsory registration etc, we need a voice & the RYA is all we've got, as imperfect as it is.