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.

The  PETER BRETT TROPHY is awarded annually for the best article.




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.


The 2016 Peter Brett Trophy is awarded to Bruce McKenzie for his single handed journey across the Atlantic in R36 Osprey. You can read his winning entry in the 2015 Round Up





Our Regional Areas are the social heart of the ROA, holding events such as rallies, meals and seminars throughout the year.

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.