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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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15 July 2016Dinghies


RNSC leaps to the fore once again with its annual 24 hour Charity sail in Pompey Harbour So the Story Goes………. With a little hold up, the RN thought it was acceptable to wind ship .....

07 July 2016General


The attached newsletter highlights some of the sailing activity and events achieved so far this year and an advertisement for the Cowes Party. Members will also note a 'Where are .....

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25 August 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1


Perspicacity, perseverance and patience were the attributes required for Race 1 of the RNSA(P) Autumn Series. Although the England cricket team playing their first ODI at the Ageas .....

08 August 2016Dinghies

Services Asymmetric Championships (Gold Cup): 17 - 18 Sep 16 (Update)

RC (Dinghies)

The Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions for the Services Asymmetric Championships for the Gold Cup have now been released. I have added the documents to the event information .....

08 August 2016Cruising

East Coast BBQ

East Coast

Members gather for the annual RNSA East Coast Branch BBQ. Weather nearly as hot as the BBQ grill. We all have a super day yesterday, thank you so much Vivien for getting everything .....

03 August 2016Cruising

ECB go barging

East Coast

RNSA ECB members had the chance to join a private charter of a historic Thames Barge. The cars were all parked and about 30 people were gathered at the Hythe Quay in Maldon on the .....

02 August 2016General

RNSA member raises £17,000 for charity - Welcome him back along the South Coast


Steve Pointon has nearly raised £17,000 for the Charity 'Action for Children' by sailing around the UK. Accompanied by 21 different youngsters as he went round; in his last week he .....

30 July 2016Offshore

RNSA/CCSC Friday Evening Results - Series 2


A summary of the second summer series Race 2 was sailed in a brisk Force 5 wind from the west inside the harbour, which made for a fast and tight sail crossing the harbour on a mostly .....

28 July 2016Offshore



The final race of the Summer Series was run in a cracking breeze of 14 - 16 knots albeit with a rather lumpy sea produced by wind against tide. Nine yachts pitched up to contest before .....

26 July 2016General

Travamunde Week Training Camp


Midweek Update Following an epic 7 hour que to cross from Dover to Calais 8 members of the RNSA finally reached Travemunde in Germany to take part in the RS Euro Cup. Arriving in good .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
01 Jan - 31 Dec 16 RNSC Portsmouth 2016 course programme RNSC Portsmouth
30 Mar - 19 Oct 16 Spring, Summer & Autumn Series Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point)
20 May - 16 Sep 16 Friday evening informal racing Portland Harbour and Weymouth Bay
09 Aug - 31 Oct 16 Neptune Sailing Centre is re-invigorating it’s racing season Neptune Sailing Club, HMNB Clyde
31 Aug 16 Wednesday Evening Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line
03 Sep 16 Windsurfing Open Day Thorney Island Water Sports Centre
03 - 04 Sep 16 RNSA Plymouth to Salcombe race RNSA Plymouth to Salcombe race
03 - 04 Sep 16 J70 Team Racing vs RYS (Development Event) Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
07 Sep 16 Wednesday Evening Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line
07 - 11 Sep 16 Mini Cruise Solent
08 - 09 Sep 16 Inter-Services Course Racing Championships Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy
08 - 09 Sep 16 Inter Service Championships & Open Racing Portland, WPNSA