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Younger Members

The Club has a thriving Younger Members’ Committee that hosts a lively programme of sailing and social events to ensure that the Club,s younger members enjoy club life to the full. Details at www.facebook.com/rnvryc, or email ym@rnvryc.org.

Next events

26/27/29 May(RNVRYC bank holiday racing & social event)- Volunteer + extra berths, if required. Solent, including visits to Folly Inn & Yarmouth

16/17 Jun(with a Yachtmaster Instructor)- Volunteer + extra berths, if required. Solent

7/8 Jul(Round the Island)- Volunteer + extra berths, if required. Solent

For all levels, no experience required

Berths reserved for potential members who are current serving RNR officers and ratings (RNVRYC continues to promote navigation, seamanship, teamwork & planning skills training in yachts to serving RNR officers and ratings)

Contribution to yacht charter costs (£28.25/day) + Club temporary membership (if required of £10) plus share of food & drink.  Possible further subsidy from RNVRYC.

Details / bookings - email peter.culver@gmail.com / text 07801 336316

Booking a sailing course at JSASTC, Gosport(for serving RNRs) - for instructions, please consult the attached pdf, prepared by Charles Perrett.

Extract from the Club's Autumn 2017 e-Update- Early in 2017 we surveyed some younger members and potential younger members. The result of that survey suggested they want to build their sailing experience, gain RYA qualifications and have fun, so your committee is providing opportunities. In 2017 we started small and worked up to larger events - highlights have included:

    • Eight new members aged under 40 in 2017 (six of whom are List 1), bringing the total to 33
    • Club presentation at HMS CAMBRIA
    • Sailing weekend in Volunteer for HMS CAMBRIA
    • Drill night sailing in Volunteer for HMS KING ALFRED
    • RNR “Sea Sense” training weekend in Volunteer for five from HMS PRESIDENT
    • Solent sail training weekend for five (including table dancing at the Folly Inn)
    • 70th anniversary lunch at RYS - six sailed from Hornet and met Prince Michael of Kent. Some went on to HMS EXCELLENT’s wardroom for the gunroom dinner of HMS KING ALFRED
    • Autumn meet - eight sailed in two yachts from Hornet to the Club pontoon party at Yarmouth on the Saturday, visited Salty’s (for a meal & table dancing) and sailed back before sunrise on Sunday

For 2018, we used very helpful and positive feedback from younger members to work up fresh ideas including sail training, inshore racing and social events and working with more RNR units. Where possible we are tying events for younger people into existing Club programmes. We are testing social media communications and building a new website “shop front” to showcase Club activities to our target audience.

To survive and prosper for another 70 years, your flag officers believe that the Club must develop its offering for younger people and help them to feel very welcome within the wider Club.

Getting events for younger members off the ground has only been possible because existing members of the Club gave their time. If you can support this initiative, please contact ym@rnvryc.org.

RNVRYC Registered Address:
c/o The Naval Club
38 Hill Street, Mayfair, London W1J 5NS

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