Government announce £4.6 billion in Grant Funding

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced that closed businesses within the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors may be eligible for a one-off cash grant worth up to £9,000

UK Covid Lockdown . . . Again

The UK enters another lockdown session as we start the new year. Even with the vacines now being rolled out across the country, this is looking like at the least a three to four month effort

Tokyo Governors call for State of Emergency

The Governors of Tokyo and its three adjoining prefectures have called for a more urgent response to the recent surge in coronavirus cases.

RYA welcomes return of grassroots sailing in England

The RYA welcomes the UK Government’s COVID-19 Winter Plan, which ensures the current restrictions on grassroots sailing in England can be lifted on 2 December 2020

British Marine statement – What the Marine Industry should know as England starts a second lockdown

As England starts a 4-week lockdown, British Marine has been seeking clarity from the UK Government on how the new restrictions will impact our members and the leisure marine sector

New Covid-19 Lockdown rules for England from 5 November

The new Covid-19 Lockdown rules for England are scheduled to run from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December

Competitors at Laser/Radial Europeans test positive for Covid-19

An outbreak of COVID-19 at the recent Laser and Radial European Championships in Poland, has led organisers to contact all 300 competitors alerting them to the virus outbreak

British Marine update their excellent COVID-19 information Microsite

The British Marine trade association has a very useful COVID-19 Microsite which has been updated to explain the UK Governments latest three-tiered system of local COVID-19 alert levels in England

Sailing World Championships postponed to summer of 2023

World Sailing has announced the postponement of the next edition of the Sailing World Championships to the summer of 2023

Kieler Woche using Rapid Test to detect Covid-19 within seconds

From Friday 10 September six of the Olympic classes will be racing at Kieler Woche in Germany – the 49er, 49erFX, Nacra 17, Laser, Radial and Finn

Tokyo Games will happen despite COVID

Tokyo 2020 Coordination Commission chair John Coates said in an interview with French media that the Tokyo Olympics will go ahead next year regardless of the coronavirus situation

RYA to receive £300,000 extra funding from UK Sport

The Royal Yachting Association is to receive £300,000 extra funding from UK Sport because of the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic