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The North West Passage in a Small GRP Boat
20/11/2014

A Joint meeting of the RIN Small Craft Group and the4 Thames Royal yacht Club. The speaker, bob Shepton will cover his adventures ...more


Visit the Shuttleworth Collection
23/09/2014

An opportunity to see aircraft and equipment used in WW1 and to hear talks on flying and navigating the aircraft.


Visit Bletchley Park
08/10/2014

Much has happened at Bletchley Park since our last visit in 2011 - come and see what . .


The Ship's Master and Pilot relationship – The Legal and Practical Implications
16/10/2014

Who is responsible for what when?


C Class Submarine Operations in 1916
12/03/2015

A joint event with Royal Lymington YC, followed by supper

About Us

The Royal Institute of Navigation (RIN) is a learned society with charitable status. Formed in 1947, its aims have always been threefold:

  • To unite all those with a professional or personal interest in any aspect of navigation in one unique body;
  • To further the development of navigation in every sphere;
  • And to increase public awareness of the art and science of navigation.

Navigation encompasses the science, the technology and the practice of getting from A-B on land, in the air, on seas and rivers, and in space. The RIN exists to study, to practice and to inform the public about one of the broadest and most diverse subjects in the world.

In 2007, in recognition of the importance of its work, the RIN was granted a Royal Charter by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

To learn more about the work of the RIN, read our Aims and Objectives page.