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Solent Branch News - Nov 2014
19/10/2014

The Branch has had a busy start to its Autumn programme with a wide range of activities planned for the coming months with two events ...more


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

Meteorology and Sailing conditions for the yachtsman. Registration is now available online.


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

A Joint meeting of the RIN Small Craft Group and the Thames Royal yacht Club.


GPS technology for the master criminal
19/02/2015

How criminals are using GPS to their advantage


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.