The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for dinghy, yacht and motor cruising,Royal yachting Association logo
all forms of sail racing, RIBs and sports boats, windsurfing and personal watercraft and a leading representative for inland waterways cruising.

The RYA is a key representative for water-based activities on the Exe.

The RYA also has its own environmental awareness initiative, The Green Blue.

The RYA representatives on the EEMP are Richard Fryer and Dave Curno.