Since its launch in 2014 the RYA’s Refer a Friend scheme has been proving popular with members and new members alike with some 200 existing members taking advantage of the scheme to date.  

The scheme rewards existing members for spreading the good word about RYA membership to their friends and family, and throughout March we’ve decided to reward them even more, with not one, but two special thank you gifts.  

For every member who refers a friend or family member who decides to sign up as an RYA member and enjoy all the benefits RYA membership provides, we will give the referring member an RYA Umbrella and an RYA branded Overboard dry bag to say thank you for helping us spread the word about membership.  

“Normally our referring members get a choice of either of the thank you gifts but we decided we would offer an additional incentive to take part in the refer a friend scheme and throughout March give them both gifts – so that they don’t have to make the difficult decision of choosing a favourite!”, commented Conor Swift, RYA Membership Development Manager.  

New member discount

Not only do the referring members enjoy their free gifts but new members also enjoy a 25% discount off their first year’s subscription, so it’s a win, win for everyone.  

“Our members are the most qualified to tell others about the great benefits of RYA membership”, Conor continued. 

“It is all very well the RYA telling people about the benefits of membership but nothing is more powerful than an existing member extolling the virtues of membership and the benefits it affords them in their boating lives to potential new members.”  

As well as a whole host of benefits, rewards, discounts and offers, every member that joins the RYA adds their voice to the existing 106,000 plus members in support of the work of the RYA does ensuring that legislators, regulators and other authorities understand and take account of recreational boating activity.   

How to take part

Taking part in the Refer a Friend scheme is really simple.

  • Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/refer
  • Complete the referral form including the name and email address of your friend together with a reason why they should join the RYA.
  • Both gifts will be automatically available to select for the duration of the month
  • We’ll invite your friend to join the RYA by email with a 25% discount.
  • If your friend becomes a member by 31 March 2016, you’ll receive your referral gifts in the post, it’s that easy  

To find out more about RYA Refer a Friend and get referring.