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. 

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.

New MAIB Safety Bulletin - failure of safety tether during Clipper Round the World Race https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/5a535cfe40f0b648c72358ff/SB1_2018.pdf

ROA Member's Flag

A rectangular ROA Member's flag is now available from the Membership Secretary for £10 inc UK p&p.  This allows the ROA flag to be flown simutaneously with a yacht club burgee, without breaking maritime flag etiquette.

  • Only one burgee (with very few exceptions) should be flown at a time.
  • Ideally the burgee is flown at the masthead; if not, the starboard outer signal halyard is the next senior.
  • Privileged ensigns may not be flown without the appropriate burgee.

New members will be offered the option of a burgee or member's flag on joining.


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.

Holyhead Rally

Glenn Bancroft is running a Holyhead rally on Saturday 17th June. Please see the events page for more information.



*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.