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Membership of The RNVR Yacht Club

Benefits of Membership

Joining The RNVR Yacht Club offers members the following opportunities, all for a modest membership fee:
  • 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.
  • Discounted training
  • Eligibility for a warrant to wear the undefaced Blue Ensign
  • Members may join The Naval Club without payment of an entry fee upon election
  • Members may use the facilities of Hornet Services Sailing Club at Gosport, The Royal Air Force Yacht Club at Hamble and the Royal Naval Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club at Portsmouth upon production of their Club Membership Card

 Membership of the Club is restricted to persons over the age of 18 years. There are two categories of
 Membership - List 1 and List 2.
List 1 Membership is open to either:
  • 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 and their Commonwealth equivalents
List 2 Membership is open to British or Commonwealth citizens who do not qualify for List 1 Membership but who have been formally proposed by one and seconded by two List 1 members or life members, Officers of the Club or elected members of the Committee who know the candidate and have been club members themselves for not less than 3 years. The proposer must submit a letter of recommendation to the Membership Secretary.

Those eligible for List 2 Membership, are in the following groups:
  • Members' spouses or partners 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.
  • Members of The Naval Club or any other persons not otherwise eligible for 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
The number of List 2 members is restricted by rule to no more than 30% of the total non-honorary membership. There may, therefore, be a waiting list pending a vacancy so members are strongly advised to discuss the availability of List 2 places with the Membership Secretary before offering to propose List 2 candidates for membership.  

Members' subscriptions are due on 1 January each year and are currently £35 per annum for members joining after 1 January 2017.  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 RNR members under the age of 26 and for members of The Naval Club.

To view the application form, which you will need to fill and return, click here.
For those proposing applicants, fill in this form, and for those seconding the application , click here.


Royal Naval Volunteer Yacht Club

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First 40.7 Racing Cruiser
Club members now have access to a First 40.7 racing cruiser, VOLUNTEER, at special charter rates for enjoyment and training purposes. VOLUNTEER is owned by Volunteer Yachting Limited, a company financed by RNVR Yacht Club.   Learn More

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