Membership is currently available in a number of categories.
Naval Members: The following will be eligible to be admitted as Naval Members: Past and present members of the Royal Australian Navy, regular or reserve forces, officers and men and women of any Commonwealth Navy and the Royal Marines, or of navies of other nations
Such members may be elected as Naval Members on the nomination of two Naval Members of RANSA. Naval Members shall be entitled to vote at all general meetings. Naval Members only may elect the representatives of Naval Members on the Squadron Committee.
Service Members: Serving or past members of Australian Defence Forces, and of the defence forces of other nations may be elected to Service membership on the nomination of two Service Members of RANSA. Service Members only may elect their Service representative on the Squadron Committee. In all other respects Service Members enjoy the same rights and privileges as Naval Members.
Sailing Members: A person ineligible for Naval or Service Membership may be admitted as a Sailing Member if such person is of good standing in the community, and is interested in the furtherance of the aims of RANSA. Sailing Members shall be entitled to vote at all general meetings.
A yacht owner (other than Naval or Service members) who wishes to participate in events conducted by RANSA must apply to be a Sailing Member.
Only Sailing Members may nominate and elect the representatives of Sailing Members on the Squadron Committee. In all other respects, Sailing Members enjoy the same rights and privileges as Naval Members.
Crew Members: A person who sails in events conducted by RANSA more than three times per annum is required to apply for Crew Membership. A Crew Member is not entitled to vote at general meetings.
Crew Members may apply for admission as a Sailing Member, with applications to be approved by the Squadron Committee on payment of a fee, as determined from time to time by the Squadron Committee.
A person who is not eligible for any other sub-class of membership of RANSA may apply to be an Associate Member. This includes persons who were formerly Sailing Members but who are no longer able to participate in sailing events. An Associate must undertake to observe the aims of RANSA. It also includes members of the immediate family of a Naval, Service or Sailing Member who do not themselves participate in sailing activities conducted by RANSA.
Application for Associate Membership must be proposed and seconded by a Naval, Service or Sailing Member.
Associate Members may use the facilities of RANSA but are neither eligible to vote at any meeting of RANSA nor nominate and elect any representative on the Squadron Committee. However, Associate Members who wish to sail in more than three RANSA-organised events per year shall apply to be admitted as a Crew Member, upon payment of an extra fee.
COUNTRY MEMBERS - A person who is eligible to be elected as a Naval, Service or Sailing Member who lives outside the metropolitan area of Sydney may request to become a Country member.
For further information regarding membership please contact the Office.
SailPASS MEMBERS - A person who is not a Sailing Member that wishes to crew in a RANSA race can get an event day pass or SailPASS that allows them to be a temporary Crew Member for that day. SailPass is free for the first 3 RANSA events and then $10 per event up to a maximum of 15 events. Any SailPass fees paid are deducted from a permanent RANSA membership if approved. https://www.ransa.com.au/racing/temporary-member/