We offer two routes for you to join one of the most active and dynamic Royal Yacht Clubs on the Solent.


Join for 12 months before becoming a Full Member


Enjoy all the privileges of belonging to a Royal Yacht Club

Please contact us for more information, membership rates and application forms.
Phone our Membership Secretary on 023 8022 3352 or E-mail 


  • Gins Clubhouse, set on the unspoilt Beaulieu River in the New Forest - with an inviting ┬ábar and both casual and high quality dining.
  • RSYC Itchen, Southampton, our Admin', Race Management and Training base with parking for Members.
  • Long term Beaulieu moorings with a full in-season Bosun service.
  • Dinghy storage plus kayaks and dinghies for the use of Members’ their families.
  • Reduced fees for Gins walk-ashore pontoon, race entry and training.
  • Discounted clubhouse bar and dining prices.
  • Free Race Officer training including participation in Cowes Week race management.
  • Reciprocal membership of many royal and other yacht clubs in the Solent and around the world
  • Discounted rates from a range of local companies
  • Year-round fully-crewed IRC and club rated racing for mono and multihulls.
  • The UK home of double handed racing with inshore and offshore series in the spring, summer and autumn.
  • Windward/leeward, round the cans and pursuit race formats.
  • Annual prize giving of trophies for every race including day one of Cowes Week.
  • A full and varied calendar of sail and motor cruises throughout the year.
  • Destinations in and around the Solent and further afield to suit a variety of tastes and experience.
  • Clubhouse talks, diners and social events.
  • Social gatherings at destinations give the opportunty to share experiences and make new friends.  
  • Formal events such as Christmas, Burns Night and the Commodore's Trafalgar Day Dinner.
  • More relaxed celebrations such as New Year's Eve, Valentine's Day and other themed dinners.
  • Regular dinners, carveries, quizzes and convivial evenings.
  • A la Carte and menu or carvery clubhouse dining to enjoy with friends and family.
  • A wide range of RYA theory and practical courses for members and non-members.
  • Discounted rates for Members and their families.
  • Courses are provided at RSYC Itchen in partnership with Southampton Water Activities Centre (SWAC) at their dedicated training base where some parking is available.