US Sailing categorizes it's organizational members by the following:
Yacht Club / Sailing Club
A Yacht Club or Sailing Club is a local sailing organization of yachtsmen and yachtswomen for the
purpose of encouraging and directing the sport of sailing.
If your yacht club or sailing club is a member of a Regional Sailing Association (RSA), please select ‘Yacht Club/Sailing Club – RSA’ in the next window. If your club is not a member of a Regional Sailing Association, please select ‘Yacht Club/ Sailing Club – non RSA.
Not sure what your RSA is? Click
for a complete list of Regional Sailing Associations.
An Affiliated Organization is an organization that is of non yacht club status. There
are many types of organizations that qualify for this membership type. Organizations
included in this category are:
- Non Profit Organization
- One-Design Class Association
- Commercial Sailing Program
- Offshore Racing Class College
- Sailing Program
- Offshore Cruising Class
- Scholastic Sailing Program
- One-Design Fleet
- Armed Forces Program Station
- Community Sailing Program
- Program for Physically Challenged Sailors
- National Governing Body
Regional Sailing Association
A Regional Sailing Association is an umbrella organization of regional clubs, coordinating
races, sailing classes, regattas, and handicapping. The Regional Sailing Association
represents the area to US Sailing.
here for a complete list of Regional Sailing Associations.
A Corporation is a company or organization that is not of yacht club or non profit
status that wishes to support the efforts of US Sailing.