The RNVR Yacht Club was formed in 1947 by officers of the Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve for racing Fireflies against other clubs.  We now welcome members from all the armed forces together with a limited number of civilians.  We are predominantly a cruising club with over 400 members who own between them around 200 yachts, many of which are based on the south coast of England.

This year there were 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 has culminated with a gala dinner at the Painted Hall in Greenwich in November 2022.  This was an exceptional occasion and we welcomed old and new members to join us with their guests.

The Committee are now busy preparing our programme for next year.

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.
  • 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.
  • Ability to find crew from amongst the membership.
  • A winter programme of interesting and varied on-line talks.

Short rallies

Formal events

Pontoon parties

Helping hands

Cruises and charters


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