Sailor Memberships

Let’s face it, we all love to sail. Maybe it’s the wind on our face, the pull of the sail, and the friendships we’ve made on the water. Here at US Sailing, we’re all in the same boat. Our members truly believe in the power of sailing. That’s why we work so hard to make this sport more fun, fair, and accessible for everyone, but we can’t do it without you. Your membership is critical to the success and future of the sport we all love.

Explore all of our sailor memberships below and choose the one that fits your lifestyle.

All access one year membership. The Individual membership is perfect for any sailor at any level. 

Inclusive membership for up to 7 immediate family members. Allows for children up to 18 years of age.  

Only one family member may be enrolled in Level 1, 2 or 3 Programs. Additional students will need a separate Individual membership. 

Limited access one year membership for sailors under the age of 18. Youth Members enrolling in a Level 1 Instructor Certification Course must upgrade to an Individual Membership, even if they are under the age of 18 due to insurance requirements.  

All access four year college membership. This membership is not renewable and once the initial four year term is up, members are expected to renew as Individual members. Certified Instructors (Levels 1 and 2) are allowed to utilize this membership option.  

Contributing Memberships

You can help strengthen sailing education, competition, and access. This is a pivotal time and together we can build a strong future for sailing in communities across the country.

Contributing membership includes:

  • A family membership for up to six immediate family members
  • Complimentary one-year subscription to either Sailing World or Cruising World magazine
  • Access to all of the benefits of membership, including training and resources such as The Racing Rules of Sailing mobile app and One Design Central

A portion of your membership serves as a tax-deductible donation to support sailing in all its forms.

  • Sustainer ($150)
  • Supporter ($275)
  • Benefactor ($550)


President's Club ($1,000)

The US Sailing President’s Club, an annual giving society, provides resources for projects that go beyond the scope of daily operations and supports new programs and services that meet the evolving needs of sailors and strengthen the future of our sport. As a member of the US Sailing President’s Club, you will receive a complimentary annual membership, a complimentary one year subscription to Sailing World or Cruising World, special communications and invitations to special events.