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The primary purposes of Navy Sailing are: Promote fleet readiness, develop professionalism, development of a competitive spirit, and imparting a love of the sea and of a skill that may be used in recreational opportunities throughout a life time using small craft training programs. Navy Sailing also encourages and assist Commanding Officers in promoting boating and sailing as part of their training and recreational programs. These missions are carried out through individual members and branches established on or near military bases worldwide.

Regular membership is open to any person who is capable, and desirous of actively participating in, or making a significant contribution to, the objectives of the Association. Family Membership, dependents age 12 years or above, is open to members of the household of a regular member at no extra cost. Special individual membership types include: Limited, Junior, NROTC, NJROTC, Branch, and Command. Special membership dues are set for each type.


TYPES OF MEMBERSHIPS AND BENEFITS

Regular membership

Open to any person who is capable and desirous of participating in, or making a contribution to the Objectives of the Association. Currently dues are $32 per year. 3-year membership dues are currently $80.

Benefits include:

  • Certificate from the Director of Navy Sailing (DONS) for Navy sailing qualifications awarded by certified by recognized program and certified Navy Sailing member.
  • Listing of individual sailing or maritime certifications or achievements on the Navy Sailing website. This serves as verification of certifications achieved for use as may be required for MWRs, rental and/or charter companies
  • Voting in Association matters:
    • Election of officers
    • Changing of Constitution and ByLaws
    • Other matters that may arise
  • Entry in Navy Sailing (USNSA) database as a Branch member
  • Membership Card showing highest sailing certification and expiration date
  • Listing in Yearbook
  • CD Copy of Yearbook (if requested)
  • Flying the Navy Sailing (USNSA) Burgee
  • Boat/US membership at a discount rate
  • Listing family members as Family members at NO cost
  • Membership in the International Order of Blue Gavel (IOBG) if having served as a Commodore on a Navy Sailing Branch
  • Access to the Member’s only section of Navy Sailing website (Includes last publication of Newsletter and Yearbook)

Family membership

Open to family members: spouse and dependents ages 12-25 at no extra charge.

Benefits include:

- Entry in Navy Sailing (USNSA) database as a Family member.
- Membership Card (Regular members).
- Flying the Navy Sailing (USNSA) Burgee

Special memberships

There are six types: Limited, NROTC, NJROTC, Donor, Branch, and Command.

 

Limited membership

Currently dues are $24 per year. Benefits include:

  • Listing on the Navy Sailing website (Includes same information as for Regular members)
  • Entry in Navy Sailing database as a Limited member
  • Membership Card (Includes same information as for Regular member)
  • Flying the Navy Sailing Burgee

NROTC membership

Open to cadets or midshipmen who are member of a Navy Reserve Officer Training Corp (NROTC) unit. Currently dues are free. Benefits include:

  • Certificate from the Director of Navy Sailing (DONS) of Navy Sailing certificates awarded while part of the NROTC unit
  • Listing on Navy Sailing website (Includes same information as for Regular members)
  • Entry in Navy Sailing database as a NROTC member
  • Membership Card (Includes same information as for Regular members)
  • Flying the Navy Sailing (USNSA) Burgee

NJROTC membership

Open to cadets or midshipmen who are members of a Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corp (NJROTC) unit. Currently dues are $12 per year. Benefits include:

  • Certificate from the Director of Navy Sailing (DONS) of Navy Sailing certificates awarded while part of the NJROTC unit
  • Listing on www.navysailing.org (Includes same information as for Regular members)
  • Entry in Navy Sailing (USNSA) database as a NJROTC member
  • Membership Card (Includes same information as for Regular members)
  • Flying the Navy Sailing (USNSA) Burgee

Donors

Open to persons who donate $50 of more to the US Naval Sailing Foundation, Inc., a 501(c)(3) organization. Benefits include:

  • Same as Regular members
  • Tax deduction

Branch membership

Open to personnel who are members of a USNSA Branch. Benefits include:

  • Those offered by the Branch to which they are members
  • Entry in Navy Sailing (USNSA) database as a Branch member
  • Eligible to become a higher level member on Navy Sailing (USNSA)
  • Flying the Navy Sailing (USNSA) Burgee

Command membership

Open to personnel who are patrons or otherwise authorized to be on a military base. Benefits include:

  • Entry in Navy Sailing (USNSA) database as a Command member
  • Eligible to become a higher level member on Navy Sailing