Rival Yachts: Rival Owners Association

The ASSOCIATION provides help and encouragement to all owners, whether in their home waters or undertaking long distance cruises. It also provides a forum for discussion about alterations to existing boats and advice regarding completion of hulls. 

The Association is affiliated to the Royal Yachting Association and the Bristol Channel Yachting Association.

This web site  contains articles on cruises and technical subjects submitted by members.  Membership of the association also gives access to the original drawings and specifications.



The 2020 AGM of the Rival Owners’ Association will take place at the Union Jack Club, Sandell Street, London, SE1 8UJ on Saturday 18th January 2020 at 1845 and will be followed by the annual dinner at 2000.  After dinner, Nick Chavasse, author of the RCC Pilotage Foundation pilot book: Atlantic France will talk about writing pilot books in the digital age.


  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Minutes of the last AGM
  3. Matters Arising from the last meeting
  4. Chair’s report
  5. Treasurer’s report including presentation of accounts
  6. Election of Officers
  7. Any Other Business – to be forwarded to the Secretary by 25th December 2019.


Nominations for Officers of the Association are to be with the Secretary by 25th December 2019.  If no nominations are received by this date for a particular position, nominations will also be accepted at the AGM.


Starter: Smoked Duck breast, Foie Gras Mousse, Apple & Date chutney

Main: Roast Rump of Lamb, white onion sauce, Melange of baby vegetables, Dauphinoise potatoes

Pudding: Pear & Almond Tart, Chocolate sauce


Coffee / Tea to follow


Vegetarian and other special dietary requirements are available, provided they are booked in advance.


                                       The ROA will provide wine, so this fantastic meal will only be £30 per head for members


Further details can be found in Member's News


Join us today

To find out more about how you can benefit from ROA membership click here.
Alternatively contact us.

ROA Facebook page

The purpose of this Facebook group is to provide another place for owners and lovers of Rival yachts to discuss sailing and cruising wherever they may be, for new or prospective owners of Rival yachts to get help and advice from the old salts; for general conversations about cruising destinations, our boats, our cruising goals, and life in general as it relates to cruising, sailing. upgrading and generally maintaining Rival yachts. This will also provide a place to contact local owners and perhaps arrange informal meets at local anchorages or marinas. This is a closed group and all posts will be approved before posting to reduce the likelihood of any spurious posts or spam links. Please introduce yourself to the group, where you sail/cruise etc.

*NEW* Index for Forum

Charles McGrory has created this excellent index for forum entries to help  find subjects of interest to us posted by other members here



Commets directly to Charles please at rivalsapphire@outlook.com

For sale

Members can add items from yachts to fenders and everything in between. If you have an item for sale, please list it here. 


ROA members discussion boards ranging from technical questions and answers to general discussions on anything Rival related.