Two expert advice events will take place this April in Plymouth and Falmouth

Cruising yachtsmen in the South West are invited to put their questions to the experts at two free evening events.

The Royal Yachting Association’s (RYA) head of legal and government affairs

Gus Lewis and the RYA cruising manager Stuart Carruthers will be

hosting the advice sessions for recreational boaters.

On Tuesday 1 April, the first event will be held at the Royal Western Yacht Club in Plymouth.

On Wednesday 2 April, the second session will be held at Mylor Yacht Club, in Mylor Churchtown, Falmouth.

During the events, the RYA team will explain the organisation’s work to

promote and represent recreational boating interests to Government, its

agencies and the EU Commission to ensure that they take full account of

boaters’ activities when balancing competing interests and drafting

legislation.

Open to all

All recreational boaters in the area are invited to attend. The

talks will cover the current issues that the RYA is engaged in on behalf of UK sailors. It is also an opportunity to pose questions to the team on

matters that affect you.

It is not a requirement to be a member of the RYA or a member of the

club hosting the event to attend.

Places at these events are free of charge but are limited in number.

Details of how to book your place will be advertised later this month.

Pictures: A file pic of club sailing; A headshot of Gus Lewis. Credit: RYA