Aims

Getting to know the YJA

THE aim of the Yachting Journalists’ Association is to promote greater awareness of all aspects of leisure boating through the professional services offered by its members. These include the written word – in newspapers, magazines books and websites; the spoken word – on radio, on television and in visual presentations; and illustrations.

The YJA represents more than 260 specialist marine journalists, photographers, TV and radio presenters and Web editors across all the major sailing and boating regions in the world.

The membership includes specialist illustrators and designers and some of the world’s most talented marine photographers.

YJA members report and comment on all aspects of the boating scene in everything from local newspapers and radio to world-wide satellite television channels.

The details of nearly 300 YJA members that appear on the following pages provide a choice of qualified journalists, photographers and presenters with the skills to do justice to any event or promotion – be it a local regatta or major international event.

Involving experienced YJA members in the early stages of the promotion of an event can result in rich benefits for all involved.

It is in the interests of every publisher, radio and television organisation, advertising agency, public relations consultancy, event organiser and sponsor to arrange the best possible coverage of any event or promotion. Within these pages will be found the wherewithal to achieve this by harnessing the talents of YJA members.

LIST OF MEMBERS
The List of Members is constantly being updated. Each entry offers a broad guide to each member’s involvement in yachting journalism. For example, many writers operate in several different media: journalists are sometimes authors and staff writers frequently supply material to overseas publications on a freelance basis.

TELEPHONE NUMBERS
The telephone dialling codes are given in international format. From within the UK, the initial +44 should be omitted and all codes start with the figure 0.

MEMBERSHIP APPLICATIONS
Application for membership may be made online. This requests details of the applicant’s professional position and involvement in yachting journalism, together with the names of two YJA members as proposer and seconder.

Applications should be accompanied by evidence of professional involvement in yachting journalism and examples of recently published work.