Useful Links
On this page you'll find a number of useful links to other sites that contain information on the RCD or provide services around the RCD. Please note These links are provided for information purposes only, we offer no endorsement of the organisations mentioned.


Royal Yachting Association
The National Authority for recreational boating in the UK

Contact the Royal Yachting Association

RYA RCD Technical Services
The RYA is an appointed DTI and EU approved Notified Body, able to carry out assessments and issue CE certificates for the new, amended, RCD introduced in January 2005 which becomes mandatory from 1 January 2006.

DTI - Department of Trade and Industry
DTI web pages relating to the RCD


European Union Enterprise and Industry Maritime Regulatory Directive
EU pages relating to maritime regulation

The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group
The Recreational Craft Sectoral Group (RSG) has been established to assist in the uniform application and interpretation of the Recreational Craft Directive (RCD) by all Notified Bodies and others parties with valid interest.