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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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21 April 2017General


We will be holding our annual open air blessing service of the 2017 sailing season at Trinity landing, Cowes at 6 PM on Sunday 30th of April this year, and very much hope to be able .....

05 April 2017Dinghies


Thanks, a plea, and a ststement of intent. Dear members, As Richard Farrington moves on to new and exciting challenges, many of you have already offered your thanks and good wishes. .....

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21 April 2017Offshore

Friday Evening Racing - RNSA/CCSC


Dates, sailing instructions and other information. For 2017 Castle Cove Sailing Club has again teamed up with RNSA Portland to host informal racing on a Friday evening in Portland .....

20 April 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 4


Another glorious evening for some on the water time. The weather gods are currently smiling on sailors! It was the turn of Option to run proceedings and with the tide honking to the .....

18 April 2017General

Plymouth Branch Early Season events and update


Plymouth Branch activities kick off for the season with the annual dinner on 5 May. Other up and coming events are also detailed With the 2017 season now getting underway I would like .....

17 April 2017Cruising

Easter Weekend on the East Coast - a couple of favourite haunts!

East Coast

RNSA East Coast team checked out a couple of their favorite haunts, Harwich and Burnham-on Crouch. Well, the 'planners' picked very civilized tide times and the weather forecasts improved .....

17 April 2017General

Rame Head NCI facility


Rame Head NCI - support service for sailors on VHF Ch 65...

13 April 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 3


Fifteen yachts gathered at Gilkicker for the third race of the series. Despite starting at dead low water on a spring tide it seemed only Kurketrekker was stuck in the mud of the marina .....

06 April 2017Offshore



A healthy turnout of 13 yachts gathered in the sunshine and a cool northerly breeze to contest the second race of the Spring Series. Sunshine the SOOD wary of the probability of the .....

04 April 2017General

Mooring News


Visitor mooring, current facilities and a summary of maintenance over the winter All the moorings are now ready for use. For visitors, our W1 visitors buoy is not available this .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
29 Mar - 18 Oct 17 RNSA(P) Spring, Summer and Autumn Series 2017 - Entry form here Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point Start)
19 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point start line
26 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line
27 Apr 17 RIN Lecture - “The Navigation of Navigation” Warsash Maritime Academy, Newtown Road, Warsash, SO31 9ZL
29 Apr - 01 May 17 Ditch Crawling Tollesbury Marina, West Mersea and bear left.
29 - 30 Apr 17 RORC Cervantes Offshore Race Solent- Le Harve
03 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line
05 May 17 Plymouth Branch Annual Dinner Yealm Yacht Club
05 May - 01 Sep 17 Friday evening racing Portland Harbour
05 - 07 May 17 Cruising Meet at the Yealm River Yealm northern visitors pontoon.
06 May 17 Spring Rally UKSA Cowes
09 - 14 May 17 “Royal Marines Sailing Club (RMSC) - RM Sailing Week 2017” Camber Sailing Centre & Solent