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The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) has told members that "an unauthorised party" may have pilfered a database containing personal information from 2015. A statement issued by the boating organisation, which awards sailing qualifications and safety training to the Great British Public, said it had spotted the breach just over …

  1. Val Halla

    To the lifeboats.

    We have a leak and are now sinking.

    Ahoy !

    1. GnuTzu

      Re: To the lifeboats.

      Now they're in the drink. Have a beer.

      1. Captain Scarlet

        Re: To the lifeboats.

        What no Rum?

        1. OssianScotland

          Re: To the lifeboats.

          And the other two?

        2. David 132 Silver badge

          Re: To the lifeboats.

          Well, if I remember his habits, he's usually up The Old Sea Dog.

  2. Anonymous Coward

    Somebody should walk the plank

    How many times mast we see this bilge while those responsible sail free?

    1. macjules

      Re: Somebody should walk the plank

      The plank only got walked last week. Now he is back in his position as RYA club secretary.

  3. Ken Moorhouse Silver badge

    Was this list... big as The Titanic's?

  4. ThatOne Silver badge

    Old Salt

    I sure hope passwords at the Royal Yachting Association are salted!...

    1. GnuTzu

      Re: Old Salt

      To go with the hash from the mess hall.

  5. Alistair

    The word you're looking for is swabbie, plural swabbies.

  6. Gene Cash Silver badge

    In the immortal words of Oliver Wendell Jones:


    (on to pillage!)

    1. deadlockvictim

      For those sadly unaware of Bloom County, here is a link to the strip in question:

  7. MachDiamond Silver badge


    "Leading security company" should be interpreted as "lowest bidder" or a company whose information was on the first page of a Google search.

  8. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward


    "impacted"? Ugh! "Impacted" is what happens when a meteor hits you. Most other forms of metaphorical faecal-fan interaction result in you being "affected" by the problem.

    I had thought/hoped that only the westpondians committed that sort of language abuse. The RYA should be embarrassed for more than one reason! Keelhaul those scurvy dogs!

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