RNLI/RYA/MCA Research Project

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RNLI/RYA/MCA Research Project

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Dear yacht sailors,
>I¹m writing to ask for your help with a new project being run by the
>Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), with the support of the
>Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and the Royal Yachting Association
>(RYA). You might have seen press releases from the partner
>organisations about the study in the past week.
>The project seeks to explore yacht sailors¹ attitudes to risk and
>safety, and the various ways they participate in their sport. The
>research will also look at what motivates sailors, how often they go to
>sea, their experience and training, awareness of potential hazards and
>use of safety procedures and equipment. The findings will be used to
>help develop tailored and relevant safety messages for yacht sailing community.
>An online questionnaire recently launched (on Thursday 9 October) and
>will run for five weeks, during which time anyone who participates in
>yacht sailing ­ no matter how often or what level of experience ­ is
>invited to participate. It would really help us if you could spare 15
>minutes to complete the survey.
>To find out more about the study, or to complete the survey, please
>visit: http://www.rnliyachting.substance.coop/
>Everyone who participates in the survey is offered the option of free
>entry into a prize draw to win a McMurdo Fast Find personal locator
>beacon. A winner will be chosen at random by 15 November 2014. Full
>terms and conditions for the prize draw, as well as further information
>about the study, can also be found through the above link.
>Please don¹t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions about
>the study or survey.
>Thanks in advance for your help.
>Tom Walters
RNLI Research Manager

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