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2015 London Boat Show
09/01/2015

The RIN has once again taken a stand at the 2015 CWM FX London Boat Show, which takes place between 9th -18th January, 2015.


RIN - RMets Weather & Sailing Conference 2014
29/11/2014

Meteorology and Sailing conditions for the yachtsman.


Trinity House 2015 AtoN Review Consultation
22/11/2014

Trinity House has recently undertaken a review of their Aids to Navigation (AtoN) provided around the coasts of England, Wales and ...more


TopNav 2015
16/11/2014

The 2015 TopNav competition will take place on 9 May at White Waltham, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Bodmin.


Flying The Spitfire
04/12/2014

As part of the Salisbury Wings Week Lecture Series, Squadron Leader Andy Millikin talks about flying the Spitfire.

Our History: Into The Future

The process of the RIN's evolution continues today. In 2002, the RIN made its first appearance on the internet, and its website has been consistently popular ever since as a source of news for everyone with an interest in navigation. In 2004, the Council began investigating ways to provide members with legal protection. Three years later, to mark its 60th anniversary in 2007, the Institute changed its status once again, as it had to mark its 25th. It gained a Royal Charter, becoming an 'incorporated body' just after the stroke of midnight on January 1 2007. In the wake of the change, the Institute rebranded itself, developing a new logo for the 21st century and a new website to serve members and visitors as an electronic 'version' of the Institute itself.

As the navigation community itself evolves in the 21st century, the RIN will develop to meet its changing needs. Going forward, the Institute will continue to increase its corporate and affiliate Membership, and reach out to new audiences, in particular young people.

The first 60 years of the RIN have taken it far from its original starting point. But while the way in which it achieves its objectives may be different now, its aims remain the same today as they were in 1947, and the strength to evolve still remains embodied in those members who play an active part in the Institute's life. To shape the RIN of tomorrow, join or get involved today.