Join the RYA family

Take advantage of the benefits of membership, affiliation and recognition and sign up now......


Look at our affiliated organisations resources which support the volunteering you do in your venues

Training Support Site

The one-stop shop for all of your training centre resources

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The RYA's training schemes are respected worldwide. Find out more about how to join our global network and become an RYA recognised training centre.

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Take a look at how your organsiation can benefit from affiliation and the simple steps to sign up......

Take a look at how the RYA can help you increase participation

Become an instructor

Take a look at how you can be part of the RYA instructing family

Become a race coach

Support your clubs racing by becoming a race coach

Become a volunteer

Volunteers are the cornerstone of boating. Find out how to get involved

Instructor Support

Helping you to improve, maintain and develop your knowledge

Race coach support

Take a look at how we can work with you to improve your coaching

Regional training

Join your local training day and develop your skills


No matter where you live or your physical ability there is a boating opportunity near you

Understand how small changes can make a big impact to your club

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Take a look at how our sustainability team can support your club to a greener future

Meet Clwb Hwylio Y Felinheli, Port Dinorwic SC, winners of RYA Yachts & Yachting Club of the Year 2021

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2022 nominations now open....

JMST Topper sailor

Meet Felpham Sailing Club and see the impact being awarded a JMST boat has had on the club and get your nomination in here

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Have a look at how your club can get involved in next years Awards

What we can do for your organisaton

Make sure that the activity you run protects and complies with the law

Racing services

From training club race officials to support from our rules advisory service, find out how the RYA supports club racing

Environmental planning

Expert support in planning applications


Be part of the team that help disabled people get on the water

Legal advice

From supporting clubs in lease negotiations to advice on VAT our legal team is here to help affiliated clubs & classes

Specialist insurance

Have a look at how Gallagher has supported clubs and centres over the last 40 years with their specialist insurance package

Affiliated Club Conferences

Our club conferences are an opportunity to share experiences with other clubs and attend some of our club development workshops

RYA Training Conferences

Take a look at how we support RYA centres and instructors through our annual conferences

Sailability Conference

Join us and learn how to take your group to the next level


Motivated and enthusiastic volunteers are the heart of our activity and play a key role in developing and maintaining thriving and successful clubs.

Learn how the RYA supports sailing clubs and centres around the UK.

Support topics
Information on Brexit

Find our latest Brexit updates here

Available funding

have a look at what funding is available to support your activity


See the most popular e-books on the RYA shop

Did you know your club and center can benefit from discounted purchases from our shop? Find out how to access this great benefit here

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