Join the RORC

To join the RORC you need to:

1. Be proposed and seconded by two current RORC members.

Proposers and seconders must send a letter of recommendation either directly to the Membership Secretary or along with the applicant's application pack.

2. Complete the Application Form


For a PDF of the membership application form please telephone RORC.

3. Complete a Certificate of Competency

Must be signed by the skipper of a boat on which the candidate has completed a qualifying race. If you are the owner, or applying as a RORC Corinthian Member, this need not be signed. 


4. Complete a Direct Debit Form

Applicants with a UK bank account can set up their subscription payments via direct debit. An original signed copy must be sent in the post to the address below.


5. Send your application

Once completed, please return your application via one of the following methods:

By Post:  Membership Secretary, Royal Ocean Racing Club, 20 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN
By Email:
By Fax:  +44 (0) 207 493 5252

Current Subscription Rates

The RORC offers competitive rates for UK and Overseas member and the Club is committed to supporting youth members, offering staggered special rates based on age (from Under 18, Under 25 through to 29). All rates are applicable to both Ocean Racing and Corinthian Members.

RORC Membership Subscription Rates 2024
  UK   Overseas
Ordinary £396 £311
Under 30 (age 25-29) £219 £190
Under 25 (age 18-24) £109 £100
Cadet (Under 18) £66 £61
Both must complete an application
£497 £422
For current members that meet qualifying criteria
£223 £151
Couple Senior
For current members that meet qualifying criteria
£303 £183
Couple 1 Senior
For current members that meet qualifying criteria
£400 £311
Widow £100 £100

Joining Fee

All new and reinstated members pay a joining fee of half their annual subscription upon election, with the exception of Under 30 members, Under 25 members and Cadet members.

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