Why Join Us?

Our membership costs just £15 per year; and here are some of the reasons to join…

  1. Go sailing in the Armed Forces at significantly discounted rates – Offshore, Dinghy and Windsurfing – all levels of ability welcome!

  2. Earn your RAF or InterService Colours. Achievements to be proud of.

  3. Training pathways – for both beginners and experienced sailors.

  4. RYA Courses – preferential discounted access to RYA on-line training courses and RYA training at minimal cost using our yachts.

  5. Financial, logistic and practical support – for approved sailing events including, regattas, training camps and overseas tours.

  6. Merchandise –RAFSA branded event clothing, and discounts on a wide variety of high end civilian sailing clothing in our Members only shop.

  7. Social – join an active community of sailing enthusiasts and enjoy a busy RAFSA events programme across all our specialities, annual sailing reception, prize-giving events to celebrate success on the water. Be part of the team!

  8. RAFSA Ensign – ability to wear an un-defaced RAFSA Ensign on vessels over 7m, subject to a successful application of a permit and a small additional fee.

  9. Moorings – a small number of great value permanent moorings available – subject to availability and for an additional fee. Details on the moorings’ section of the Offshore page

  10. Discounted membership to RNSA and ASA. If you are based on the south coast and can benefit from our sister services yachts and offers too, then our affiliate membership means you don’t have to pay full whack twice!

Who can join RAFSA?

The following categories are entitled:

a. All serving and retired personnel of the Royal Air Force and Princess Mary’s Royal Air Force Nursing Service.

b. Members of the other Armed Forces of the Crown serving with the Royal Air Force.

c. Personnel of Commonwealth and Allied Forces during any period in which they are serving under Royal Air Force command.

d. Members of the Royal Air Force Reserves and University Air Squadrons.

e. The dependants of serving personnel (immediate family, apply for full membership). Dependants under the age of 18 are entitled to free membership.

f. MOD Civil servants serving in RAF related appointments.

g. Other civilians who provide a demonstrable benefit to RAFSA e.g. instructors. (Such members shall need the prior approval of the Trustees). Please contact rafsamembership@gmail.com if you wish to gain approval in this category.

h. Honorary / Life members who have been approved by the Board of Trustees. Please contact rafsamembership@gmail.com if you qualify for this.