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Welcome to the Royal Naval Sailing Association

The Royal Naval Sailing Association was founded in 1935, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. Since 1945 it has continued to provide the means whereby interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates can enjoy the sport of sailing. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves, including former members of the RNXS.

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14 April 2015Dinghies

J80 Jackaroo's season starts here!


Good days work getting Jackaroo back on the water, ready for the new season if you want to come and sail and/or race contact Darren Roach, Robert Bellfield or Adam James Jackaroo has .....

13 April 2015General

Navy Dominate at the 2000 Open at Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club


Natalie Roach and Alex Pickles wiped the board with the competition at the 2000 Open. Fantastic write up on the Yachts and Yachting website. Despite fresh winds, Natalie Roach and .....

09 April 2015Offshore

RNSA(P) Spring Series - Race 2


A sunny and clear spring evening was the setting for the second race of the series with a gentle 7-8 kts of ESE breeze that had all the indications that it would fade as the evening .....

09 April 2015Cruising

ECB Warm Up weekend

East Coast

Branch members assembled at Harwich for the start of the work up weekend. Having survived the Alma PH they ventured on to the Walton Backwaters and Titchmarsh marina Five boats managed .....

07 April 2015General

Dream chance to cruise the Baltic in the Summer


The RNVRYC have three spare Halberg Rasseys available for their summer cruise of the Baltic. This is a fantastic opportunity at a very reasonable price. An Opportunity to Cruise the .....

02 April 2015Offshore

RNSA (P) Spring Series - Race 1


Either it was a little too early in the year for some or the blustery cold conditions were not what was wanted for the first race of the season. However 6 boats made it to the start .....

30 March 2015Meetings

RNSA Portland March meeting minutes


Cruising, mooring, social, local YCW and other items...

30 March 2015General

Facebook milestone!


RNSA now has over 550 likes on Facebook! RNSA now has 553 likes on Facebook! We also have a record number of entries for March's photographic competition. Please do visit the site .....

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20 March 2015General


A new facility has been added to the members' only area of the RNSA website to allow members to renew and pay the administration fee for their Blue Ensign Permit online. This new .....

18 March 2015General


JSASTC have two new to them Challenge 72s which are being prepared for a Transglobe exercise leaving on July 25th 2015. All serving RN and RM personnel are eligible.. More information .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
01 Apr - 21 Oct 15 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring, Summer and Autumn Series (Click for NOR) Solent (Gilkicker Point)
22 Apr 15 Fleet Commander's Cup RNSC, Whale Island
22 Apr 15 Wednesday Spring Series Race 4 Gilkicker point
23 - 24 Apr 15 Inter-Services Dinghy Team Racing Championships Oxford sailing Club (Farmoor) - organised by RAFSA
25 - 26 Apr 15 Team Racing INvitation Event - Royal Hospital School, Holbrook Alton Water Sailing Club, Holbrook, Suffolk
29 Apr 15 Wednesday Spring Series Race 5 Gilkicker point
30 Apr - 04 Jun 15 Thursday Evening Team Racing RNSC, Whale Island
02 - 04 May 15 Crouch River Visit Burnham on Crouch and Fambridge
06 May 15 Wednesday Spring Series Race 6 Gilkicker point
08 May 15 Cocktail Party & dinner WPNSA
13 May 15 Wednesday Spring Series Race 7 Gilkicker point
14 May - 17 Apr 15 Grand Prix Ecole Navale, Crozon, Brittany ('Le Crunch') Ecole Navale, Brest, France