RNVR Yacht Club

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Yacht Club

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Benefits of Membership

Joining the RNVR Yacht Club offers members the following opportunities, all for an annual membership fee of £35.

  • Well-organised sailing weekends and longer cruises in UK waters, across the Channel and in warmer waters.
  • Excellent social events, both formal and informal, in various parts of the UK but principally in London and the South. This includes the prestigious Annual Dinner with respected guest speakers including RN Flag Rank officers.
  • Eligibility for a permit to wear the undefaced Blue Ensign.
  • Members may join the Naval Club without payment of an entry fee upon election.
  • Participation in Naval ceremonies to commemorate Naval history and to uphold Naval traditions.
  • Members may use the facilities of Hornet Services Sailing Club at Gosport, The Royal Air Force Yacht Club at Hamble and and Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club in Portsmouth as well as some overseas clubs upon production of their Club Membership Card.

Eligibility


Membership of the Club is restricted to persons over the age of 18 years.

The Club welcomes the following:

  • Past and present members of the RN, RNR, RNVR, RM, RMR, RFA, RNXS and URNUs.
  • Members and former members of the British Army, RAF, their Reserves and University Units.
  • Adult volunteers from MOD sponsored Cadet Force Units
  • For all of the above, their Commonwealth equivalents.
  • Members of the Naval Club.

There is also a limited membership opportunity for British or Commonwealth citizens who are likely to advance the objects of the Club and who have or have had a Naval or yachting connection.

Subscription Rates

  • The annual subscription of £35 is due on 1st April payable by Direct Debit.  In exceptional circumstances, we may offer other ways to pay .
  • New members will also be charged a joining fee of £40, making a total of £75 in the first year.  
  • The joining fee is waived for serving personnel under the age of 26 or members of the Naval Club.


Privacy Policy and Rules

Please read these documents carefully as Membership of the Club will imply your acceptance of the terms set out therein.

Privacy Policy    Rules

Membership Categories

List 1 Membership

  • Serving, retired and former members of the Royal Naval Reserve and the other Reserves (past and present) of the Royal Navy, the Royal Marines and Commonwealth Navies

  • Serving, retired and former members of the Royal Navy (including University Royal Naval Units), the Royal Marines, the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, RNXS

  • ​Uniformed adult volunteers from MOD sponsored naval Cadet Force Units

  • All Commonwealth equivalents

  • Members of the Naval Club

List 1(J) Membership

  • Serving, retired and former members of the Army or Royal Air Force (including their University Units)
  • Associated Reserves (past and present)
  • Uniformed adult volunteers from MOD sponsored Air Force Cadet Force Units
  • All Commonwealth equivalents

List 2 Membership

  • A Member's spouse or partner and their sons and daughters over the age of 18 years
  • Serving or former cadets, over the age of 18 years, of HMS Conway, Pangbourne College or any similar institution recognised by the Committee
  • Any other persons not otherwise eligible for List 1 or List 1(J) membership and whom the Committee consider suitable and likely to advance the objects of the Club and who have or have had a Naval or yachting connection

Joining Instructions

Please choose your Membership category and complete the application form.  Once your application is approved, our Treasurer will get in touch with you for payment which will be by Direct Debit mandate.  Other ways are available in exceptional circumstances.

L1(J) applicants will need the name of their Proposer in order to complete the form.
L2 applicants will need the names of their Proposer and two Seconders in order to complete the form.

If you have any questions or difficulties in completing your application, please get in touch with our Membership Secretary at membership@rnvryc.org.

Proposers and Seconders

L1 Applicant:   No proposer or seconder is required.

L1(J) Applicant:  You will be required in your application form to provide the name of your proposer who must be an Officer of the Club, Committee member, List 1 or Life member who knows you.  Please ask your proposer to email their statement of support of your application to the Membership Secretary.

L2 Applicant:  You will be required in your application to provide the names of your proposer and two seconders.  At least two of the members proposing or seconding you must be Officers of the Club, Committee members, List 1 or Life members all of whom must know you.  Please ask your proposer to email their letter of recommendation to the Membership Secretary and ask your seconders to email the Membership Secretary to confirm they know you and support your application.

The number of List 1(J) and List 2 members is restricted by Rule.  There may therefore be a waiting list pending a vacancy.

If you would like to join but do not know anyone to propose you and/or second you - please get in touch with the Commodore for help at commodore@rnvryc.org.

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