Crew Club

Sailing is a sport that relies on the support of clubs to run races and their members activities. In order for clubs to be able to provide you services, they rely on membership contributions from you as individual members. Yachting NSW strongly encourage you to join one of our sailing clubs.

About YNSW Crew Club

Crew Club membership allows you to gain compliance with Rule 46 and provides insurance cover by the YA Silver Card. Yachting NSW does not advocate membership of Crew Club and prefers you to join and support your local sailing club.

  • Crew Club membership expires on 30 September each year.

  • There is only one category of membership. There is no junior, senior or any other categories.

  • This fee covers the period 1 October- 30 September and can not be pro rata reduced.

Registration for YNSW Crew Club is online only. Following the registration process you will receive an email confirming your YNSW Crew Club payment and you will also receive your YA membership number.

How much is YNSW Crew Club?

  • Membership costs (incl GST): $150 per year

Crew Club Membership will give you

  • Personal Accident Insurance cover, to the value of $50,000, for those aged between 5 and 85

  • Eligibility to compete in events and races through compliance with the Racing Rules of Sailing

Rule 46
PERSON IN CHARGE A boat shall have on board a person in charge designated by the member or organisation that entered the boat. See rule 75. Australian Sailing prescribes that the person in charge shall be a member of a Club affiliated to Australian Sailing and hold a valid Australian Sailing Number, or, if an international competitor, a member of club affiliated to a World Sailing recognised Member National Authority.

Furthermore, except in an international event, any crew member who sails in more than 3 races in a season shall be a member of a Club affiliated to Australian Sailing and hold a valid Australian Sailing Number.

YNSW Crew Club does not give you any member benefits at clubs that are enjoyed by members of sailing clubs.