What is the RYA?

The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) is the national body for all forms of boating including dinghy and yacht racing and cruising, motor cruising, RIBs and sports boats, powerboat racing, windsurfing, canal and river boat cruising, and personal watercraft. Their postal address is RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Hants, SO31 4YA. For more details, go to the RYA Website.

Affiliation to the RYA

RYA Affiliated Club

Seafarers Sailing Club is affiliated to the RYA. Why?

As the National Governing Body for boating, the RYA works on behalf of the sport, recreational boaters and all its affiliates. It protects our recreational boating interests by:

RYA Training Centre

Seafarers Sailing Club is an RYA Training Centre. The RYA supplies the training framework, standards, syllabus and development opportunities to deliver safe and successful boating for members to attract, train and retain new members and volunteers.

To ensure compliance with the above, the Club’s sailing and powerboat training efforts are overseen by a Training Centre Principal who is appointed by the Club.The Seafarer's RYA Principal is Dick Banks.

Joining Point

The Club encourages its members to consider RYA membership as a benefit to themselves, the Club and the sport in general. Membership helps the RYA in all the work it does on behalf of the recreational boating community. Membership also allows the individual to take advantage of numerous benefits and services.

Seafarers has joined the RYA Joining Point scheme. The scheme rewards organisations such as ours for promoting RYA membership by awarding them a commission for each membership recruited. For more details, go to the Joining Point.

If you decide to join the RYA, please quote the Seafarers RYA reference number, 008101127. This will not affect the fee you pay but will earn the Club commission. This applies whether you apply by phoning the RYA Member Services team on 02380 604159 or using an RYA Membership Application form. Application forms are available in the clubhouse.

If you have any queries, contact David Grout, the .


RYA InBrief

The RYA publish a newsletter called InBrief. It is a monthly e-newsletter containing a quick round up of key stories of interest to leisure sailors and information on upcoming RYA events.

To view recent editions of this newsletter click here.