Government announcement welcomed by RYA

Yachtsmen will not be charged for light dues in the ‘forseeable future’ the Department for Transport has announced.  

The decision follows a long RYA campaign to stop Government plans to charge recreational boaters for buoys, lightships and lighthouses.

  RYA Chief Executive Rod Carr said, ‘We have worked effectively with the Government to help them understand the practical implications of charging recreational boaters light dues. They have listened and we welcome the result.’