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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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01 February 2016General



A canter through a successful 2015 season and a quick look at 2016 plans. VISIT TO CHATHAM HISTORIC DOCKYARD – SATURDAY 1 MAY 2015 This visit, with joint coach travel organised .....

29 January 2016General

Op Kiwi Magic 16 Update #4

RC (Offshore)

Britannia Rule the Waves! The Royal Navy retain the trophy and remain undefeated in the southern hemisphere. Team – this one will be deliberately short as I am keen to get to the .....

28 January 2016General

Op Kiwi Magic Update #3

RC (Offshore)

A crucial day, most fiercely contested 1st, 2nd, 1st - Day 2… As the sun came up on the middle day of racing, the RN team surfaced from their hammocks with bright eyes and a bushy .....

27 January 2016General

Op Kiwi Magic 16 Update #2

RC (Offshore)

3 bullets from 3 races! First day of the Bay of Islands regatta complete. After a week of training and transit to get to the start line of the Bay of Islands regatta, we can safely .....

26 January 2016General

Tri Nation Challenge New Zealand 2016- Update

RC (Offshore)

After a combined total of 32 hours flying time, the Royal Navy offshore sailing team arrived in Auckland New Zealand for the start of Op Kiwi Magic 16 On arrival we were hosted perfectly .....

22 January 2016General

Job Opportunity - RNSA Accounts Assistant


The team that supports RNSA from the office at Haslar Marina in Gosport are looking for a part time assistant to help with the finances and related administrative tasks. The job would .....

22 January 2016Social

RNSA Annual Dinner - 20 February 2016


Please come and support this annual event - being held this year at Hornet Services Sailing Club on the evening of the AGM! A great opportunity to dine with your friends and crew, .....

22 January 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Saturday Summer Race Series in the Eastern Solent.


A Saturday Race Series first started last year and due to its sucess Derek Budden (Crazy Horse) has very kindly agreed to run it again this year. 5 events spread over the summer starting .....

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31 January 2016General


A paper on the pressures for organisational change within RNSA is now on the Members Forum WITH AN ADDITIONAL COPY BELOW and will be sent to every Member in hard copy in the next few .....

03 November 2015General


Please find attached the second Newsletter of 2015 which includes the details of the forthcoming Annual General Meeting on 20 February 2015. ...

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
01 Jan - 31 Dec 16 RNSC Portsmouth 2016 course programme RNSC Portsmouth
20 Feb 16 RNSA Annual General Meeting Explosion Museum at Priddy's Hard in Gosport
20 Feb 16 RNSA Annual Dinner - 20 February 2016 Hornet Services Sailing Club
27 - 28 Feb 16 Holt Cup HMS Raleigh - Jupiter Point
Mar 16 tbc Inter-Services Wave Championships Rhosneiger Angelesy (TBC)
19 Mar 16 North West and Isle of Man FITTING OUT , NORTHERN DINNER 2016 with RNVRYC Royal Naval Headquarters North of England and Isle Of Man, HMS Eaglet, Wardroom
25 - 28 Mar 16 Deben Peregrination an Easter Tune Up England East Coast, Thames Estruary, River Deben
25 - 27 Mar 16 Red Funnel Easter Regatta Cowes
30 Mar - 19 Oct 16 Spring, Summer & Autumn Series Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point)
30 Mar 16 Wednesday Evening Spring Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point start line
06 Apr 16 Wednesday Evening Spring Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line
13 Apr 16 Wednesday Evening Spring Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line