Full membership of the National Albacore Association costs just £25.00 for Full Membership and £12.50 for a crew membership

What does membership of the Class and its Class Association give you?

On first joining, you receive a New Members Pack, containing all sorts of useful information including tuning tips and an Association Magazine – Alive. (subject to availability). 

Alive is published twice a year.  This includes lots of tips and information, with fixtures lists, Open Meeting reports, contact names and addresses.   The Aunty Alb feature is particularly useful, and often hits too close to the mark for comfort!  Alive often recounts experiences sent in by our many members from this side of the Atlantic and from the US and Canada.  We often have competitions, and Albacore Merchandise is also available at very reasonable prices.

Above all you will be joining an active and very friendly class.  Although we have plenty of younger sailors, many of our members have passed the “asymmetric” stage of life (or perhaps are just happy with a more fulfilling challenge) .  On the water we are highly competitive but off it we all know how to enjoy ourselves!  A significant proportion of our boats are sailed by husband and wife partnerships.  The odd difference of opinion during a race is usually resolved amicably over a drink after racing rather than any other way.  Protests and divorces are extremely unusual!

If you are looking for a boat which is a good sea-boat but equally at home in inland waters, very competitive but also forgiving, this could well be the boat for you.  It has no trapeze, no spinnaker, but still gives you plenty to do to get the very best from it.  It is equally at home three or maybe four up for a cruise.  Ask yourself why people such as Michael McNamara have continued to sail Albacores over so very many years.  Michael has been the National and International Champion numerous times and is also involved with the Class Association Committee.

To renew your membership or become a new member of the Association please complete the application form (links below) and mail together with cheque made payable to NAA - to:

Phil Sheppard
NAA Membership Secretary
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Alternatively, you can email the details to membership secretary (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) and set up a Standing Order to:
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Account # : 30988057
National Albacore Class Association
Include your Full Name & Boat Number

Application / Renewal Form (Word docx format)

Application / Renewal Form (pdf format)