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Benefits of club membership

  • Training opportunities
  • Cruise in company opportunities
  • Racing opportunities
  • Knowledgeable & enthusiastic members
  • Range of water sports opportunities 
  • Range of on shore of activities
  • Broad social programmes

Differences between yacht and sailing clubs

Club names are quite often linked to historical reference than to a current focus with most clubs offering a range of sailing opportunities. Depending on the location different clubs may be more suited to a certain type of activity. 

Costs associated with joining a club

Costs vary greatly across the different membership categories (some starting for as little at £60 per year). Some clubs have gym style memberships, including the use of club boats and equipment, whilst others have a simpler offering – providing access to the facility. Many will also require a small amount of volunteering support from members as a requirement to joining.



Motivated and enthusiastic volunteers play a key role in developing and maintaining thriving and successful clubs.

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

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