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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.

Latest News

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08 October 2015Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 7


Despite a no show from the SULTAN yachts, eight local boats made it to Gilkicker Point for the start of race 7 and enjoyed a nice race together with a cracking sunset as a finale. .....

01 October 2015General

Plymouth Cruising Group on the Yealm


The Plymouth Cruising Group held it's last meet of the season on the River Yealm. The Plymouth Branch cruising group completed the season with a meet on the River Yealm last weekend. .....

01 October 2015Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 6


The cool easterly up and down in both strength and direction coupled with a huge tide gave the competitors in race 6 of the Autumn Series plenty to think about. Taking pity on the .....

30 September 2015General

Picture of Jolly Jack Tar wins the September Facebook competition.


The standard of photos entered in Sptember's photographic competition was very high! But the popular favourite was Heather Tarr's photo of Jolly Jack Tar. Many thanks to all of the .....

24 September 2015General

Exclusive new partnership with Quba Sails means discount code for members


RNSA members may claim 15% off current Quba Sails clothing until the 1st of December. Using a login code exclusive to RNSA members may now claim a 15% discount off the Autumn/Winter .....

21 September 2015Social

RNSA NW and IOM Northern Dinner 19 March 2016 with RNVRYC

NW and IoM

The premier social function of the branch, joint with RNVRYC. A dinner to be held by kind permission of the Naval Regional Commander North of England and Isle of Man, Commodore Gary .....

20 September 2015Cruising

Joint Meeting with RNVR YC at Brightlingsea

East Coast

Ten boats and twenty members met at a sun kissed Brightlingsea Harbour for the joint RNSA ECB and RNVR YC, East Coast meeting. The doom and gloom of the declining tropical storm was .....

17 September 2015Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 4


A wet and wild northerly was not what competitors wanted for the fourth race of the Autumn Series and it kept all but the stalwarts away from the start line. Those that kept faith .....

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28 September 2015General


In champagne conditions Electron V, Jolly Jack Tar and Tinker T took to the water to race against the Royal Engineers who fielded British Soldier, Ilex and Right Royal. Easterly force .....

22 September 2015General


Exercise Transglobe needs additional crew for several legs of the exercise. Exercise Transglobe On Saturday 25 July 2015 two service yachts set off from Portsmouth on the adventure .....

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)
26 Aug - 21 Oct 15 RNSA (P) Autumn Series - 9 Races Solent (Gilkicker Point)
04 Oct - 06 Dec 15 RNSC Frostbite Series 2015 RNSC Whale Island
09 - 16 Oct 15 BWA Wave Championships Tiree
10 - 11 Oct 15 Hamble One Design Champs and Winter Series Day 2 Solent
14 Oct 15 Wednesday Autumn Series Race 8 Gilkicker point
17 - 18 Oct 15 Hamble One Design Champs, Winter Series Day 3 Solent
18 Oct 15 Victory Trophy Littleton Sailing Club
21 Oct 15 Woodcock Trophy Series - Race 3 & 4 RNSC, Whale Island
21 Oct 15 Wednesday Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker point
24 - 25 Oct 15 UKWA Slalom WPNSA Portland
24 - 25 Oct 15 UKWA British Freestyle Championships WPNSA Portland