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Welcome to the Royal Naval Sailing Association

Founded in 1935 the Royal Naval Sailing Association provides the means for interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates to enjoy the sport of sailing in all its forms – cruising, dinghies, offshore and inshore yacht racing, power boating and windsurfing. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves.

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07 February 2017General


At Hornet, the Commodore chaired a very important and open debate at a meeting of the Central Committee. In addition to the Flag Officers and Branch Captains’ many of our life Flag .....

24 January 2017General


Fine Food; Fine Drink and Very Fine Company. Saturday 18 February 2017, 1900 for 1930 start, dinner in the WO & SR Mess HMS EXCELLENT. Join Us RNSA's Annual Dinner is at HMS EXCELLENT .....

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19 February 2017Dinghies

Holt Cup - Wonderful Racing

RC (Dinghies)

A most enjoyable weekend of sailing offering two days of tight team racing punctuated by an informative AGM and lively dinner. This year's Holt Cup was held in Portsmouth for the first .....

15 February 2017Meetings

Portsmouth Branch AGM minutes


Please find the minutes at the below link...

15 February 2017Meetings

February Meeting Minutes


Covering membership renewal, moorings and the Portland Oystermen Several Order...

14 February 2017General

Plymouth Branch Programme


All sailing and social activities for the Plymouth Branch in one place! The Programme for the year is also in the attachment if you wish to download. Plymouth Branch Programme 2017 Offshore 27 .....

13 February 2017Dinghies

Holt Cup 2017 - Notice of Race and Entry Form

RC (Dinghies)

Attached is the Notice of Race for the forthcoming Holt Cup and an Entry Form. Sadly this site only lets me upload .pdf files so e-mail me for Word versions if that makes life .....

12 February 2017General

Plymouth to St Peter Port Race - 27 May 17


Plymouth to St Peter Port Race (27 May 17) SI's and entry form. RNSA (Plymouth) will again this year be running the ever popular Plymouth to St Peter Port race over late may bank holiday. Carrying .....

09 February 2017Cruising

Operation Sea Spray 2

East Coast

East Coast ventures out to sea on a cold wet grey day before the Options for Change briefing A Winter Weekend with East Coast Branch Successor (John Cooney) embarked five Cambridge .....

16 January 2017General

Case for Change Seminars - the story so far


We have now held the first three Seminars on the Case for Change work to date and the way forward in Portsmouth and Henley-on-Thames. They have been well attended and attracted some .....

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Date Event Venue
18 Feb 17 RNSA Annual General Meeting - venue Portsmouth HMS EXCELLENT - FISHER Hall - 1700
18 - 19 Feb 17 Holt Cup RNSC Portsmouth, Whale Island
Feb 17 tbc Skittles Evening To be confirmed
18 Mar 17 JOINT NORTHERN DINNER FOR RNVRYC and RNSA MEMBERS RNHQ North of England Wardroom Mess East Brunswick Dock, Sefton Street, Liverpool m- 1 mile south of the Liver Building
24 - 26 Mar 17 Early Season Tune Up Alma PH, Harwich then Walton Backwaters
24 Mar 17 Pre-season briefing JSASTC
28 Mar 17 Boat Jumble CCSC
29 Mar - 18 Oct 17 RNSA(P) Spring, Summer and Autumn Series 2017 - Entry form here Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point Start)
29 Mar 17 RNSA(P) Spring Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point start line
05 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line
12 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line