The RNVR Yacht Club was formed in 1947 by officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve and is predominantly a cruising club with 400 members who own between them around 200 yachts, of which many are based on the south coast of England.

This year there are 10 sailing and 8 social events, all well organised and varied to offer something for everyone.  Click here for our 2022 programme.

2022 Programme Highlight

2022 is our  75th Anniversary year and will culminate with a gala dinner at the Painted Hall in Greenwich in November 2022.  This will be an exceptional occasion and we welcome old and new members to join us with their guests.


Why join us?

Membership provides opportunities to go sailing and socialise informally on members' boats and in marinas, yacht clubs and at formal venues and restaurants.

We welcome current and former members of all British and  Commonwealth armed forces as well as a limited number of civilian sailors.  We are a sailing club that embraces Naval ethos and traditions and provides a friendly like-minded community amongst our members.

  • Well-organised sailing rallies and longer cruises in UK waters and abroad as well as charter cruises further afield.
  • Excellent social events, both formal and informal, in various parts of the UK but principally in the South.
  • Eligibility for a permit to wear the undefaced Blue Ensign.
  • Participation in Naval ceremonies to commemorate Naval history and to uphold Naval traditions.
  • Access to a well maintained 42' Bavaria yacht for skippering with family or friends or for joining other members as a single sailor who misses sailing and the camaraderie of fellow sailors.
  • Potential to join as crew on member boats to improve skills and receive training from experienced skippers or simply to join in and lend a helping hand.
  • A winter programme of interesting and varied on-line talks.

Short rallies

Formal events

Pontoon parties

Helping hands

Cruises and charters

Socialising

Contact us:  info@rnvryc.org  |  Join

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