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 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 .....

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 .....

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Dinghy Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore Cdr Andy Wood rcdinghies@rnsa.org.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.