How to become an RYA affiliate

Join the UK's largest boating community and support the RYA

When you affiliate to the RYA you become part of the RYA family, a community of like-minded clubs and associations working with the RYA to ensure the ongoing success and growth of club and class activity and all forms of boating across the country.

Your affiliation also supports the RYA’s work protecting your rights and freedoms on the water.

Benefits of affiliation 

How can RYA affiliation benefit your club or organisation?  

Types of affiliation

Types of membership available for ‘not for profit’ organisations include: 

  • Affiliated Club 
  • Affiliated Class Association
  • Affiliated Organisation such as: Associations of Affiliated Clubs, Berth Holder Associations, Charitable Organisations other than clubs, Regatta Committees, Other organisations.

Organisations that deliver training and lessons on a commercial basis should apply for Restricted Affiliation (Associate Membership). 

How to apply

To make an application on behalf of an organisation that you contribute to managing, please complete the appropriate affiliate form below. 

The affiliation process takes approximately 2 to 3 weeks from receipt of the application.


Find out more about the annual fees for RYA affiliates.

Affiliation fees are regularly reviewed, and any changes will be communicated via the RYA website and email. 

Existing affiliates

If your organisation is already affiliated to the RYA, the main registered contact will receive a notification of renewal each March. 

From April 2024 we are asking all new and existing affiliates to commit to working towards revised affiliation criteria for 2025. The changes in criteria include actions relating to safeguarding, health and safety and inclusion. 

Find out more about the updated requirements of RYA affiliation

Renewal is also a good time to check and update the contact details that we hold for your organisation and update any that have changed or are missing. From January 2024, you can do this in the RYA Affiliation Portal.

Affiliation forms
RYA Affiliation form

To apply for affiliation please fill in the form on this link

Restricted RYA Affiliation form

To apply for restricted affiliation please fill in the form on this link

Direct Debit Mandate form
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