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

25 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - James Cup Final Race


Dinghy sailing series Only 2 sailors braved the searing heat to race in Portsmouth harbour this evening. Dom Jacobs took 2 victories and with it the series. He had to fight for it .....

18 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - Woodcock Trophy Report


Racing in Portsmouth harbour Fifteen sailors took to Portsmouth harbour to race for the Woodcock Trophy. This time the Hartley 15 was the weapon of choice with all 6 of the RNSA owned .....

11 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies James Cup Race 2


Dinghy sailors get afloat for a second evening of races in the James Cup series Three Portsmouth sailors took part in this evening’s racing. All chose to race RNSA owned Fusions from .....

07 July 2019General

RNSA success at the Royal Yacht Squadron Commodore's Invitational Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

A scratch team consisting of RNSA 'execs' and talented RN offshore/dinghy sailors won a short 2 day RYS regatta 3-4 Jul in J70s against other invited yacht/sailing clubs. Race results .....

03 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 4 Jul 19 - tomorrow's racing CANCELLED


Not enough wind With a ridge of high pressure due to settle over the UK tomorrow, there will not be enough wind for racing so I have decided to cancel early. There are 2 more Thursday .....

26 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Fleet Commander’s Cup Race Report


Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour This afternoon saw 6 RNSA(P) sailors competing for the Fleet Commander’s Cup in Fusion dinghies from Whale Island. Race Officer Ken Bichard ran .....

17 June 2019Dinghies

Top results for Russ and Penny Clark as the 505 class newcomers

RC (Dinghies)

Cdr Russ Clark and Lt Cdr Penny Clark (Rtd) (oh yes, and former Olympian!) come 5th at the 505 Euro Cup Riva del Garda 30 May-1 Jun, and then improve slightly to win the 505 Barcelona .....

13 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup - tonight's racing CANCELLED


Racing cancelled tonight (13 Jun 19) Tonight’s racing has been cancelled due to high winds. Expecting F6 in the harbour so would rather save people the journey down. Do come down for .....

06 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 1


First of 5 evenings of handicap racing in Portsmouth harbour Four RNSA sailors turned out for the first evening of the James Cup. All four sailed fusions which, to the race officer’s .....

01 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup starts on Thursday


Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions The first of 5 dinghy handicap races in the James Cup series will take place on Thursday 6th June. Nor & SI are available below. If you'd .....

30 May 2019Dinghies

Le Crunch (23-24 May 19)


The RN wins the annual team racing competition against the French The 'Le Crunch' regatta is an annual event that sees the Royal Navy and Marine Nationale compete. This year the event .....

23 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 3


Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour The third and final race coaching session took place in Portsmouth tonight from RNSC. Four boats (2 Hartleys, a Fusion and an RS200) took part in .....

Dinghy Events


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Dinghy Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore Cdr Andy Wood 02392625702 andrew.wood644@mod.gov.uk
Secretary Vacant
Team Captain Lt Cdr Hamish Walker ghwalker101@yahoo.co.uk
Overseas Visit Manager Lt Alex Thomson alexander.thompson942@mod.gov.uk
Comms Rep Vacant
SB20 Manager Lizzie Farrington lizzie.farrington@hotmail.co.uk
Portsmouth Rep Lt Matt Irwin 07765 078794 matt_irwin@hotmail.co.uk
Plymouth Rep Vacant
FAA Rep LA Don Willans
Faslane Rep Vacant
BRNC, Dartmouth Rep Vacant
RN Sailing Manager Wayne Shirley 07971602931 rnsailingmanager@gmail.com

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 the RN

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.