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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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27 August 2015General

Plymouth Branch Cruising Group updated programme September 15


The Plymouth Branch cruising programme has been updated to detail the final meet of the season. The Plymouth cruising group will be meeting on Sat 26th Sep / Sun 27th September on .....

18 August 2015Offshore

Exercise Transglobe


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10 August 2015General

Plymouth Branch Cruising group meet at Jupiter Point 8/9 August 15


The Plymouth Branch cruising group have just enjoyed a weekend at Jupiter Point. On a windless Saturday morning the Plymouth cruising group motored their way up river to Jupiter Point; .....

08 August 2015General

Last call for the Cowes Week Cocktail party!


The annual RNSA Cocktail Party will be held at the Max Aitken Museum, on the 10th of August from 19.00 We hope as many RNSA members as possible can join us for the celebration of all .....

04 August 2015Dinghies

RNSA Enterprise comes 8th in the Enterprise Nationals!


Darren Roach and AJ Roberts both acquitted themselves very well in the sporting old class! Whilst the Enterprise may no longer appear very glamorous these days when compared to a lot .....

03 August 2015General

Cowes Week - J80 Jackaroo Crew


Several crew members have had to drop out, so we are a bit short - particularly the first Saturday, but throughout the week. Please get in touch with Richard Farrington (via the Central .....

02 August 2015Cruising

East Coast Mid Summer BBQ

East Coast

It is that time of year. The men roll up their sleeves and brace themselves for the heat, fumes and grease of the BBQ . We also have added so philosophical thoughts from a member .....

30 July 2015Offshore

RNSA (P) Summer Series - Race 9


Cold shifty northerly winds and the occasional rain laden squall tested the enthusiasm of the Wednesday fleet in the last race of the Summer series. Eight boats however still pitched .....

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26 August 2015General


There are now two offers on the table, one from HSSC and the other from Port Solent, for RNSA members who would like to over winter their boat ashore. The Port Solent Offer is as .....

25 August 2015General


Many thanks to Heather Tarr for taking some fantastic pictures of the RNSA and JSASTC boats at the beginning of their 2015 Fastnet in the Solent. The last few days for the August .....

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)
26 - 30 Aug 15 Port of Dartmouth Royal Regatta Dartmouth
27 - 31 Aug 15 Cruising meet during the Royal Dart Regatta. BRNC buoys in Dartmouth.
28 - 31 Aug 15 Northern Suffolk Rivers Rivers Ore and Alde
31 Aug 15 RNSA Falmouth Ruan River Run River Fal
02 Sep 15 Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker point
04 - 06 Sep 15 The National Watersports Festival (NWF) 2015 Hayling Island
05 Sep 15 RNSA Falmouth Mevagissy meet Mevagissy
09 Sep 15 Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker point
10 - 11 Sep 15 Inter Services Team Championships Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
16 Sep 15 Woodcock Trophy Series - Race 1 & 2 RNSC, Whale Island