Dinghy Sailing

RNSA supports the entire spectrum of dinghy sailing, with Branch events provide racing for novices whilst for the more experienced sailors a number of High Performance Dinghies like the Laser 2000 are available. Our members regularly compete in naval regattas, inter-service events, Class Nationals and International Championships, with a small number having represented GB at the Olympics.

Dinghies News & Notices

04 May 2017Dinghies

The SB20 Competes Again!

RC (Dinghies)

An update from the SB20 Manager, Lizzie Farrington, on progress so far this season and what lies ahead for the growing team. After a couple of years of the SB20 not being used to its .....

05 April 2017Dinghies

Message from the Vice Commodore


Thanks, a plea, and a ststement of intent. Dear members, As Richard Farrington moves on to new and exciting challenges, many of you have already offered your thanks and good wishes. .....

19 February 2017Dinghies

Holt Cup 2017 - Wonderful Racing

RC (Dinghies)

A most enjoyable weekend of sailing offering two days of tight team racing punctuated by an informative AGM and lively dinner. This year's Holt Cup was held in Portsmouth for the first .....

29 November 2016Dinghies

RNSC 2017 Sailing Programme


Programme attached...

08 August 2016Dinghies

Services Asymmetric Championships (Gold Cup): 17 - 18 Sep 16 (Update)

RC (Dinghies)

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Services Asymmetric Championships for the Gold Cup have now been released. I have added the documents to the event information .....

10 July 2016General

Sailors prepare for 24hrs at sea in aid of charity

RC (Dinghies)

Sailors and helpers are busy with final preparations ahead of the start of the 2016 Royal Navy Sailing Centre 24-hour Charity Sail which takes place this week. The event will see 3 .....

02 March 2016Dinghies

BRNC win the Holt Cup!

RC (Dinghies)

BRNC won all but one of their races last weekend to secure the Holt Cup, which took place at HMS Raleigh for the first time. Eleven teams turned up at Jupiter Point to compete in the .....

07 December 2015Dinghies

RNSC July 24hr Charity Event


Initial call for interest for the 2016 event After the huge success of this year’s 2015 sail, I am desperate to get off the floor running with next year’s attempt. We have a lot to .....

07 December 2015Dinghies

Frostbite 2015/16


Re-run 19-20 Mar 16 As you are aware the RNSC has tried to re-start its frostbite series this winter unhappily no one explained this to Mrs M Nature who I can only assume has got mixed .....

04 August 2015Dinghies

RNSA Enterprise comes 8th in the Enterprise Nationals!


Darren Roach and AJ Roberts both acquitted themselves very well in the sporting old class! Whilst the Enterprise may no longer appear very glamorous these days when compared to a lot .....

08 July 2015General

SB20 World Championships, Torbole, Italy

RC (Dinghies)

Thunderstorms kill off Ora breeze - but it comes back with a vengeance. Two conflicting weather forecasts prevailed today; no breeze or 30 knots of breeze. The reality was both. A .....

08 July 2015General

SB20 World Championships, Torbole, Lake Garda

RC (Dinghies)

SAIL NAVY qualifies for Gold Fleet in a 92-boat fleet, sailing in perfect Ora conditions. The RNSA team of Keri Harris and Sam Thompson have shown rapid progress in their first SB20 .....

Dinghy Events


Date Event Venue Branch
11 - 12 Jul 17 RNSC 24hr Sailing Event 2017 RNSC Whale Island Portsmouth
24 - 28 Jul 17 RNSA (Dinghies) Overseas Visit (OSV) to Italy. Gravedona, Lake Como, Italy All Branches

Dinghy Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore/Chairman Cdr Gavin Marshall 02392 625421 (93832 5421) 07720 847081 gpmarshall76@gmail.com
Secretary Lt Olly Bennett 07900640462 bennettof@googlemail.com
Team Captain LH Natalie Roach natalie_roach6@hotmail.com
Royal Naval Sailing Manager Cdr Wayne Shirley 07786 702143 rnsailingmanager@gmail.com
Overseas Event Manager Lt Sam Thompson 07738 444283 bigjesse_64@hotmail.com
Comms Rep - Dinghies AB Katrina Juniper katrinajuniper@icloud.com
Comms Rep - Keelboats AB Jordan Ayton jordan.ayton100@mod.uk
J80 Manager Lt Ed Pearson 07840972344 edward391@gmail.com
Portsmouth Rep Lt Emma Barry emma.barry101@mod.uk
Plymouth Rep TBC
BRNC, Dartmouth Rep Lt Darren Roach 07981840188 darren.roach880@mod.uk

About Dinghy Sailing in the RNSA


Dinghy Sailing

RNSA dinghy sailing aims to:

- Encourage new people into dinghy sailing
- Create more opportunities for dinghy sailing for everyone, no matter what their experience
- Raise the profile of dinghy sailing across RN Services

From team racing on home waters to international competitions, there is a wide range of activities to get you sailing and have fun. So if you have never sailed, are a little rusty or looking for the next challenge, get in touch with one of the dinghy committee.