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 June 2020Dinghies

Royal Navy Sailing Centre (Portsmouth) reopens!

RC (Dinghies)

The RNSC has been closed since we went into lockdown on 23 Mar, but from Mon 29 Jun it reopens its slipways and to solo sailors (unless from the same household or social bubble). Message .....

12 March 2020General

RN Team Racing Championships (Holt Cup) - POSTPONED

RC (Dinghies)

COVID-19 - RM Stonehouse is imposing restrictions on non-essential visitors which includes the use of the RN/RM Sailing Centre. Folks, I have just been informed that RM Stonehouse .....

11 February 2020Dinghies

Dinghy Event Calendar 2020

RC (Dinghies)

The Dinghy events for 2020 have been uploaded to the RNSA website. The dinghy and sportsboat events that are currently known have been added to the RNSA events calendar. More may .....

04 February 2020Dinghies

Holt Cup - RN Team Racing Championship 2020

RC (Dinghies)

The historic Holt Cup returns for 2020, and this year is being held in the SW at Camber SC on Thu 19 - Fri 20 March. This main event in the dinghy racing calendar is an intra-service .....

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 .....

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 S/Lt Alice Moore 07885 414466 3687moor@royalnavymail.mod.uk
Team Captain Lt Cdr Hamish Walker 07870 972771 graeme.walker727@mod.gov.uk
Training Camp Manager Lt Alex Thomson 03067 939617 alexander.thompson942@mod.gov.uk
Training Camp Coordinator LWtr Katrina Juniper Katrina.Juniper100@mod.gov.uk
Portsmouth Rep Lt Joe Howell 07791 479318 JOSEPH.HOWELL110@mod.gov.uk
SB20 Manager S/Lt Lawrence Hodgekinson 07557 408751 sb20manager@gmail.com
Comms/PR Officer Lt Matt Irwin 07765 078794 matt_irwin@hotmail.co.uk
Plymouth Rep Roger Irvine 01752 668664 07747 168553 rogboy@gmail.com
Faslane Rep Lt Cdr 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 01935 454082 Donald.Willans196@mod.gov.uk
BRNC, Dartmouth Rep Lt Cdr Peter Beanland Peter.Beanland626@mod.gov.uk
RN Sailing Manager Wayne Shirley 07971 602931 rnsailingmanager@gmail.com
RNR/Abbeywood rep Lt Nick Hand 07545 578784 nicholas.hand@royalnavymail.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 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.