Originally Posted by dally
leaving aside the lifejacket/buoyancy aid issue - did the RYA leaflet give any highly persuasive reasons, or motivation, for joining/renewing your subs?
Good questions, brochure covers under headings
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Then lists 8 Membership types
In answer to your question, not really, I work commercially so have tickets issued by them, I am a qualified instructor but not a school. Had a need to seek support last year concerning legal matters and they did not help despite telling me they would. I need a lot of convincing I get something from the RYA except issue of tickets and free members lounge in some events.
I am guessing this will start a role of defending of training done / offered. I believe their recent stance of coding of vessels for training has started in the right direction as could never understand the allowance for school boats being uncoded, again that will open the flood gates from coleagues and friends who run schools under RYA banner.