RNVR Yacht Club

Royal Naval Volunteer Reserve Yacht Club

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Membership Benefits

Joining The RNVR Yacht Club offers members the following opportunities, all for a modest membership fee of £35:

      • Well-organised sailing weekends and week-long 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.
      • Informal training by experienced members.
      • Opportunities to crew on Members' yachts or obtain crew for your own yacht from the Membership.
      • Eligibility for a warrant to wear the undefaced Blue Ensign.
      • Members may use the facilities of Hornet Services Sailing Club at Gosport, The Royal Air Force Yacht Club at the Hamble and the Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club at Portsmouth upon production of their Club e-Membership Card.

Other Benefits of Membership

Crewing:  Members who would like to offer themselves as crew are invited to contact event organisers for berths.

Website:  Detailed information about all Club sailing and social events are provided together with registration and online payment facilities.

Directory:  All members have access to the online Club membership directory.

Newsletters & News Updates:  Members receive printed Newsletters published in the Spring and Autumn and e-News Updates in Summer and Winter.

Handbook and Directory:  Members receive a printed Handbook published at intervals.

Archive:  Interesting articles and copies of newsletters are available on the website.  A huge repository of photos is kept on Flickr for past events as well as sailing and social event write-ups.


Yachtsmen and yachtswomen of the RNVRYC are welcome in Yacht Clubs across the world. 

Club Members are entitled, on production of their Club Membership Cards, to use the facilities of the following Clubs of which we have corporate or associate membership:

Royal Ocean Racing Club

20 St James's Place, London, SW1A 1NN
020 7493 2248

RORC welcomes members to have irregular access to the Clubhouse on receipt of a letter of introduction.  Members can obtain such a letter by application to our Hon Secretary.

The Royal Air Force Yacht Club

Riverside House, Rope Walk, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4HD
02380 452208

The Royal Naval Club & Royal Albert Yacht Club

17 Pembroke Road, Portsmouth, Hampshire, PO1 2NT
02392 828266

Booking for dining is essential.  Jacket and tie required in dining room, but not required for the upstairs bar.

Hornet Services Sailing Club

Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 2AQ
02392 580403

The RNVRYC is a Corporate Member of Hornet Services Sailing Club and RNVRYC members are welcome to use the clubhouse and bar.  There is also a function room and the restaurant, which may be used for meetings or meals for groups provided they are booked in advance.

When attending at Hornet, which is on MOD property, RNVRYC members are requested to take their RNVRYC Membership Card with them for identification, both at the gate and when on site. It is now necessary to produce photographic evidence of identity (such as driving licence) as well to gain access.  If car passes are required, they may be obtained by prior application to the Club Secretary.  Members are invited to visit the website at www.hornetservicessailing.org.uk which has an interesting variety of information about the club, including the Constitution and the Rules.  There is a General area as well as a Members Area.  Access to this Members Area is by user name and password.  These can be obtained from the Club Secretary. 

If members would like to berth alongside for short periods (less than a week), they should contact the Marina Manager beforehand, who will allocate a berth subject to space availability.  Please read the requirements in the rules beforehand.  We do not, as Corporate members, have any berth holders' rights or lift-out rights.  To qualify for these benefits, members would need to be a member of Hornet SSC in their own right.  The Constitution on the website identifies those who are eligible.

The bar and galley opening times for the Hornet Sailing Club are as follows: 

 Day  Bar
Galley (Mornings)  Bar
 Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu  1200-1400 0945-1345 Closed Closed 
 Fri, Sat  1200-1500 0945-1430  1830-2300 1830-2100
 Sun  1200-1500 0945-1430 1830-2300  Closed

The Bar and Galley are open at the above times throughout the year with the exception of the Christmas shut down period when times will be promulgated in the newsletters.  All times refer to last orders which will be called ten minutes before hand.  The clubhouse will be locked 30 minutes after last orders have been called at the bar. Members and visitors are requested to vacate the clubhouse as required in order that staff may meet this deadline.

Republic of Singapore Yacht Club

The RSYC will welcome RNVR YC members to their Club. No letter of introduction is needed, but visiting members should produce their Club Membership Cards when seeking access to their facilities and, of course, abide by the RSYC's constitution and bylaws.

We look forward to RSYC members who visit the UK joining our events in the future.


Other Clubs

Members are likely to receive a warm welcome at the Royal London Yacht Club in Cowes, with whom we have a close if informal relationship as well as the Royal Malta Yacht Club and Royal Vancouver Yacht Club. Overseas, Club Membership Cards would usually need to be shown.

Port Chantereyne Marina 

Members presenting their Membership Cards at Cherbourg Marina are offered a 20% discount on berthing fees.  

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