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

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 .....

22 May 2019Dinghies

Le Crunch Admin Order


Please see the attached Admin Order for the Le Crunch Regatta between the French and Royal Navies....

16 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 2


Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Twelve RNSA sailors took to the water for some race training in RNSA owned Hartley 15s and Fusions from RNSC, Whale Island. The training was led .....

09 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 1


Evening of dinghy race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Eight dinghy sailors gathered in Portsmouth this evening for some race coaching. RC(Dinghies) Cdr Andy Wood delivered a short .....

29 April 2019Dinghies

RN Victory at the Inter Services Dinghy Team Racing Championships

RC (Dinghies)

The Inter-Services Dinghy Team Racing Championships took place 25-26 Apr at Bowmoor Sailing Club (Cotswolds) hosted by RAFSA. The Royal Navy Dinghy Team did rather well - here is .....

23 April 2019Dinghies

RNSA (Portsmouth) Dinghy Racing Programme 2019


Races from RN Sailing Centre, HMS EXCELLENT The 2019 Dinghy Racing Programme is now available online via RNSA website. There will be several races this year held on either Wednesday .....

02 April 2019Dinghies

Holt Cup 2019 Report

RC (Dinghies)

RN Inter-Region Team Racing The RN Inter Region Team Racing Championship took place last weekend in 2000s in Portsmouth Harbour. A total of 36 RN sailors in 9 teams turned out to .....

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 01329 333203 07765 078794 matthew.irwin740@mod.gov.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.