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

27 September 2017Dinghies

Inter Services Asymmetric Championships for the Gold Cup: 23-24 Sep 17

RC (Dinghies)

Tricky conditions and some well practised opposition meant the RN didn't manage to retain the mighty Gold Cup. The RN was represented by 3 boats at the Inter Services Asymmetrics Championships .....

27 September 2017Dinghies

Inter Service Keelboat Championships for the Coningham Cup: 16-17 Sep 17

RC (Dinghies)

The RN team dominated the weekend's sailing to finish 1st and 2nd to become Inter Service Keelboat Champions and winners of the Coningham Cup! Racing in Sonars from the Island Sailing .....

28 July 2017Dinghies

Lake Como Update 2


Hamish and Emma leading the RS200 Fleet On the second day of sailing the wind was still fickle across the lake for all the fleets. After 2 hours chasing the Committee Boat the boats .....

26 July 2017Dinghies

RN Dinghy Team Lake Como


The RN Dinghy Team are competing in the RS Eurocup at Lake Como, Italy Having safely arrived at Lake Como for the 2017 RS Eurocup, the small contingent of 3 RNSA RS200 are ready to .....

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 .....

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...

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 .....

11 June 2015Dinghies

The Baring Cup


Ruby Murray's programme of dinghy events continues apace, despite a stiff breeze. Fifteen boats turned out to compete in the Baring Cup yesterday (10th of June). The conditions did .....

26 May 2015Dinghies

Carnac Dinghy Training Camp Update


Dinghy Team grows in capability in changing conditions On day 4 of the RN Dinghy training camp the individual sailors are beginning to show steady improvements. With glorious sun .....

Dinghy Events


Date Event Venue Branch
Feb 18 tbc Holt Cup TBC All Branches
19 - 20 Apr 18 Inter Services Team Racing Championships Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir All Branches
24 - 29 May 18 RS Eurocup Carnac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France All Branches
18 - 22 Aug 18 RS400 National Championships WPNSA, Weymouth All Branches
20 - 24 Aug 18 RS 200 National Championships WPNSA, Weymouth 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.