BRCA Membership

2017 membership is now open, this means existing members may renew now and new members can Join.

We have had a small increase in our Membership price but we now have better enhanced insurance.

When filling in the membership registration please make sure that you enter your correct address as this is used to send out your membership pack.

BRCA Licence which enables you to race at Club and BRCA Sanctioned events

Price: £10.00

ATTENTION FOR RENEWING

If you are renewing your membership, please ensure you are logged into your correct BRCA Account, you may get charged to reprint your membership card!!

Please Note

Allow up to 14 days from joining/renewing for your membership card to arrive.

Club Affiliation

Club Affiliation is where your club is formally part of the British Radio Car Association. The Club – and all its members - join the association, thereby ensuring that everybody is part of the Association and receives the appropriate benefits. The Association is purely its members, there is no other holding body, we are – collectively - it.

Why?

The reason club affiliation exists is to ensure that everybody competing at a club has Public Liability Insurance in place, both as a competitor and as an organiser (see the notes on Insurance to see why this last bit is vitally important) However in Addition:- It has the effect of identifying the club as a separate entity from its members, so if there is an incident the resulting paperwork can be issued to the ‘XYZ Model Car Club’ and not in the name of the Club Chairman or the person who was running the meeting at the time. This last point can be very worrying for people when legal documents land on the doormat with their name all over it and can impact on things like their ability to get finance while the case is going on, being that little bit to one side can be a much more comfortable place to be. You will therefore receive a membership card in the name of the club – this is Important, keep it with your other club documents. 

Q&A

Q -Do all our Club officials need to be Members?

A - Yes – unless your RC Club is part of a larger organisation such as a town Sports Club, in which case the officials of the RC Car Committee will do.

Q - What about Visitors?

A - Newcomers to the SPORT are permitted 3 visits to your club before they need to join; experienced racers from other nearby clubs MUST be members to race with you.

Q – We want to go to the local town show is this OK?

A – Perfectly; the membership cover is for the person as well as the club so it’s fully transportable and covers public displays too.

Q – I want to race at another club, do I need to join them?

A – Not from a BRCA point of view No, your BRCA membership travels with you, but that Club may insist you join it; that is their choice.

How to Affiliate your Club

It’s very simple to complete this process but does require some basic checks at your club. To start the process off simply complete the club affiliation sign up form, this will ask you to identify your Club Officials / Senior Members. As long as your club officials have joined and the form is complete – your Affiliation will be processed. If for any reason any of club officails haven’t completed their application, the process will be paused and we’ll contact you.

At your club your club secretary / membership officer needs to then ensure that all your members and any official in any way what-so-ever connected with the clubs RC racing activities have joined the Association. It is vitally important that everybody has this box ticked – you HAVE to know that everybody taking part in the activity no matter if they’re driving or an Official are either BRCA members or can provide the club with proof of Public Liability Insurance from somebody else. Do NOT fall into the trap of missing this step out.

Before you start, you will need to have to hand

• The contact details of your club Chairman & Secretary including their BRCA number.
• Club Logo (optional but preferable)
• A paragraph of info about your club – in a Word file, or similar, for ‘cut and paste’.
• Venue address including postcode.
• Club contact details – ‘on the day’ phone numbers etc
 

8 Steps to Affiliation

  1. Make sure you, as an individual, are not logged in! This is to STOP personal accounts being attached to club accounts
  2. Complete the Form provided.
  3. Be aware that your user name becomes your clubs URL.
    i.e. Make sure your user name is representative of your club, as it will appear like this:-
    www.brca.org/warringtonraceway
    So a user name of “Joe Bloggs” would appear – www.brca.org/joebloggs
  4. Pay £1, which simply stops us being spammed – at the year end all the £1’s will be donated to charity.
    Note;- in the past you would have paid considerably more money which people thought included ‘4 free memberships’ obviously this wasn’t the case, it was done like that to ensure your club had a core committee, now we mostly join on line this isn’t required.
  5. So now you’ve paid – via Paypal – it will return you to www.brca.org, or go there if it doesn’t and log in, using the Clubs user name.
  6. This should take you to your Club Profile, if it doesn’t the button for it is in the new menue at the bottom "Club Tools".
  7. Click ‘Edit Profile’ 
  8. There are 4 Tabs; - User Details, Club Details, Club Contact Details & finally Club Location.
    Complete these forms as required, most important is the ‘Map’ field in the Club Location as this drives the map for the UK clubs. Without this your club is invisible to members!!!

Providing the officers details you have provided are correct and you have completed all of your club's details, your Club will be affiliated and your certificate will become available to download.

Download the guide: http://www.brca.org/93-club-affiliation-procedure-stage-2/download

Any problems please use our contact form: here

If you are looking for Club Affiliation" and can not see it below please log out and come back to this page

Club Secretaries/Chairman - this to Affiliate your club with the Association

Price: £1.00

Efra Licence

If you can not see EFRA licence below, please login to your BRCA account and come back to this page. You will need to provide your next of kin details to complete the application.

Membership Officer

Grant WilliamsGrant Williams joined the BRCA in early 1992 while racing Off Road Rally Cross Buggy’s at the Rossendale Models Car Club. In 1999 he became interested in 10th IC on Road, he became Pro of the section and then he went on to serve for 3years as the 10th IC on Road as Chairman.

There is a Membership Hotline 07923 017335, which Grant will be manning for emergencys from 10am to 6pm if you don’t get an answer please leave a message or for the fastest response please use the contact HelpDesk here

Grant is in contact with all clubs as he is still Club Liaison officer, part of his role will be to seek what the club membership needs and how to make changes to cater for this. Please contact him to discuss your ideas or invite him to your club.

Postal Membership

Postal membership is available for BRCA members to Join, Unfortunately it is not possible to Affiliate your club using this method

You can download the 2017 Membership form here: 2017 BRCA Membership Form pdf

The address for you to send your documents to:  

BRCA Membership,

PO Box 1962,

Newport, NP19 1BL

FAQ

We have complied a list of Fequently Asked Questions, Did you fail the membership test? 

This is the place to start BEFORE emailing in!

The Website doesn’t recognise my logon details!

This website has a new database embedded within it, any members Pre-2015 (post AGM) need to re-register by simply joining, compete your details and you’re joined and reregistered all in one go. If you have had a log in to this website but fogotten it, please try these links first:

I have a BRCA Number but have joined through a club/post previously (I wish to keep my number)

If you joined through a club/paper on our new database you will already have an online account set up, this would have been emailed to you on the email address you supplied on the membership. If you have forgot your details you need to use the contact form www.brca.org/contact and reaquest your username.

If you join without doing this and you are allocated a new number you will need to pay for a reprint of your card! (lost card/reprint fee is currently £5)

I’ve joined but have now realised I’ve got something wrong!

If you have got something wrong logon to the website, go to ‘my profile’ and simply edit it

How can I keep my old BRCA number?

If you have a BRCA Log in simply log in and renew this will automatically remember your old number, if your number is from a previous version of our database or you dont log in then you will be allocated a new one

My Membership card has arrived and it’s not come with the number I typed into the join page?

If you typed in a very old, or incorrect to the 2015 database BRCA number – or you simply got it wrong - the system will have rejected your old number request and allocated a new one.

My wife / son / daughter / friend don’t have their own email address – what do we do?

The email requirement is to ensure everybody is individually identifiable, however it’s also easy to fix if somebody doesn’t have their own email address – go to www.inboxalias.com and create them one that forwards their emails to you or your club email address.

As a Club official how do I join club members to the Association?

The method of joining now means that it’s easy to enrol somebody else, all you need is all their details then simply type them into the join page as if you were them, remember the confirmation email will go to them.

Club Tools & Affiliation.

  • It is nearly as simple as joining as an individual, Just 8 Steps to affiliation, this will create a club account – this logon can, and should be, shared within the club officials.
  • When logged into the database as the club the membership list will be available to view.
  • Clubs can edit their own profile.
  • Clubs can upload their club logo’s
  • Registered clubs will appear on the club directory/map.
  • Downloadable Affiliation Certificate

I have lost my membership card, what should I do?

You can now order a reprint of your membership card in your user profile or by clicking this link https://www.brca.org/membership-card-reprint