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RYA Joining Points enjoy double commission in October

by Emma Slater, RYA 25 Sep 2021 05:29 PDT
Volunteers on RIB © Paul Wyeth

Throughout October, clubs, training centres and marine organisations signed up to the RYA Joining Point programme will enjoy double commission for every new RYA member they introduce.

The Joining Point scheme provides a quick and easy way for registered organisations to earn commission when they spread the word about RYA membership and encourage their members and customers to join the association.

Throughout October registered Joining Points will receive double the standard commission values of the scheme, receiving £20 commission for every family membership or £15 for every individual adult member they sign up. The commission earned can then be fed back into the organisation to help pay for renovations, new kit, towards new boats; the choices are endless.

"The Joining Point programme is a real win for everyone involved. Clubs and centres earn valuable commission, new members enjoy the benefits of being a member and the RYA membership grows", commented Ben Falla, RYA Head of Membership.

Andy Airnes, Training Secretary and the administrator of the Joining Point scheme at Blackpool and Fleetwood Yacht Club commented: "The Joining Point scheme is very easy to administer. The promotional materials are clear concise and attractively presented and the scheme provides a clear route and link between club sailing and sailors and the RYA.

"The pricing structure between membership and the cost of an ICC allows us to make an easy sell to newly qualified Powerboat Level 2; 'membership is effectively free, and you get all of the benefits and protections of the RYA and your ICC'",

While Adam White, Chief Instructor at Westminster Boating Base added: "The Joining Point scheme is a really good incentive for centres. By encouraging instructors to inform their students of the benefits of RYA membership (and getting them to sign up for it), the centre receives a small commission - and for the students, the RYA provides a valuable resource and knowledge pool for anyone taking to the water"

Existing RYA Joining Points don't need to do anything to register for this special promotion, all they need to do is tell their customers about the benefits of RYA membership and get them to sign up.

The double commission will automatically be applied to their account and the commission paid will depend upon the number of new members that sign up and the type of membership signed up to, so the more people who sign up the more commission earned.

For those clubs, training centres and marine organisations not already registered as a Joining Point, signing up is completely free and easy to do, visit here to get started.

To help clubs and centres make the most of double commission month there are a whole host of promotional materials available to help promote RYA membership and the Joining Point programme that can be ordered via the 'Web to Print Portal'.

Clubs should visit ryaclub.docs4print.com/login while training centres and marine organisations should visit rya.docs4print.com

The promotional materials available are:

  • A variety of A4 and A3 posters that can be tailored with your club or training centre name
  • Membership forms prefilled with your Joining Point code
  • Membership leaflets
  • Membership leaflet holders
  • Window stickers
  • Drinks mats

Plus, a quick reference guide - your guide to earning money for your training centre with RYA Joining Point.

"Membership is at the heart of everything we do at the RYA with membership fees reinvested to support our training schemes, sport development and the nurturing of future talent", explained Ben Falla, RYA Head of Membership.

"The more members we have the stronger our voice to represent our members and the wider boating community ensuring legislators, regulators and other authorities understand and take account of recreational boating activity."

As well as supporting the association's lobbying work, members also enjoy access to free boating related legal, regulatory and technical advice from our in-house experts when they need it most. Plus, a whole host of benefits, rewards, discounts and offers from its many member partners, offering great savings on everything from kit and clothing to holidays and travel. While the quarterly RYA Magazine and regular newsletters help keep members up to date with all the latest news and events, advice and tips.

New members can join the RYA:

  • Online: Visit www.rya.org.uk/go/join and input the Joining Point code for the referring club, training centre or marine organisation
  • By phone: Call the RYA membership team on 023 80 60 4159 and quote the relevant Joining Point number
  • By post: Complete the membership form prefilled with a Joining Point code available from the referring Joining Point.

More information about the RYA Joining Point scheme here

To find out more about the benefits of becoming an RYA member visit here.

The October double commission special offer closes at midnight on 31 October 2021. Double commission will be paid on all applications received by the closing deadline.

Love Boating? Then why not join the association that promotes and protects, safe, successful and rewarding British boating. Join today and support the RYA in protecting your boating rights and freedoms. Take advantage of free advice and support on all aspects of your boating, as well as enjoying a range of fantastic personal member offers. Find out more by calling 02380 604 159, email or visit www.rya.org.uk

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