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

18 November 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite day 2


Winter series Three Portsmouth sailors got afloat yesterday for the 2nd day of Frostbite racing. Given the light winds, they chose to race the normally double handed Hartley 15s by .....

17 October 2019General

SB20 'SailNavy' off to World Championships 19-25 Oct at Hyeres, France

RC (Dinghies)

Lizzie Farrington, S/Lt Lawrence Hodgkinson (Phase 2 training) and Officer Cadet Henry Wilson (DTUS scheme) are travelling (towing the boat) this evening to Hyeres to represent RNSA .....

13 October 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite Series - Race 1


Winter Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour Four Fusion sailors turned up for the 1st day of the Frostbite series at the RNSC, Portsmouth. They were met with a strong breeze and managed .....

05 October 2019Dinghies

Ilex Trophy (RNSA(P) vs Royal Engineers) - Racing postponed


Lack of breeze in Portsmouth forces postponement of Regatta Sadly there was not enough breeze for Portsmouth Branch to take on their RE counterparts in today's planned dinghy regatta. .....

18 September 2019Dinghies

Baring Cup - 18 Sep 19


This evening 6 Portsmouth sailors, each in RNSA Fusions, battled it out for the Baring Cup in glorious sunshine. Ian Parker and Claire Smith, staff at the RNSC, battled it out with .....

15 September 2019General

Inter Services Asymmetrics Championships - Regatta Report

RC (Dinghies)

The IS Asymmetric Open Regatta was held at Thorney Island 14-15 Sep, organised and hosted by the Army Sailing Association (ASA). A series of 5 races were held on Saturday, however .....

11 September 2019Dinghies

Portsmouth Dinghies Winter Sailing


Don't let the cold weather put you off getting afloat There are still plenty of opportunities to get afloat in the cooler months. Highlights are below with further details on individual .....

21 August 2019General

Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

The Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta organised by the Army Sailing Association will be held 14-15 Sep 19 at Thorney Island. This is the final event of the 3 x Inter-Services Dinghy .....

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 .....

Dinghy Events


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Dinghy Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore (Dinghies) Cdr Andy Wood 07710 423355 rcdinghies@rnsa.org.uk
Secretary Vacant
Team Captain Lt Cdr Hamish Walker ghwalker101@yahoo.co.uk
Training Camp Manager Lt Alex Thomson alexander.thompson942@mod.gov.uk
Comms Rep S/Lt Joe Howell JOSEPH.HOWELL110@mod.gov.uk
SB20 Manager Lizzie Farrington lizzie.farrington@hotmail.co.uk
Portsmouth Rep Lt Matt Irwin 07765 078794 matt_irwin@hotmail.co.uk
Plymouth Rep Vacant
Faslane Rep Lt Ruby Murray Simon.Murray927@mod.gov.uk
FAA (CU) Cdr Craig Whitson-Fay Craig.Whitson-Fay816@mod.gov.uk
FAA Rep (VL) LA Don Willans Donald.Willans196@mod.gov.uk
BRNC, Dartmouth Rep Lt Cdr Peter Beanland Peter.Beanland626@mod.gov.uk
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.