Why Join the RYA?

Join over 100,000 existing members already enjoying the great benefits of RYA Membership

Why you should become a member

We're here for people like you who love being on the water, enjoying the freedom of cruising open waters or inland waterways, or the thrill of racing. Whether you're a beginner or an expert we're here to help you get the most from your time on the water.

Join the RYA and enjoy a RYA membership from as little as 12p a day. 

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Have your say 

  • Combine your voice with over 100,000 members ensuring your boating interests are represented
  • Support the RYA in lobbying and campaigning on critical issues including safety, access and freedom to go afloat
  • Membership fees are reinvested to support sport and club development and develop future talent

Receive advice & support

  • Peace of mind with free boating related legal, regulatory, cruising and technical advice
  • Free third-party windsurfing and SUP’ing insurance
  • Feel part of a community sharing the same passion and making a positive difference to the boating you do

Access to relevant information 

  • Quarterly RYA Magazine packed with the latest news and in-depth features
  • Access to members only pages on the RYA website

Improve your knowledge

  • Discounts on RYA publications and eBooks
  • FREE International Certificate of Competence (ICC) to qualifying members

Get special offers & discounts

  • Money saving offers to cut the cost of your boating from over 80 member reward partners
  • Enhanced offers and discounts for Accredited Members
 Join the RYA Today!

The RYA provides a great range of support and information, easy to access, well presented and up to date!

Membership Level: Gold Personal

It is belonging to an organisation that supports and protects my boating passion, and allows me access to courses and internationally recognised qualifications.

Membership Level: Personal