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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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26 July 2016General

Travamunde Week Training Camp


First day on the water 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 .....

21 July 2016Offshore



The penultimate race of the Summer Series provided significantly more breeze than was forecast so those crew members who decided Summer had arrived and that shorts and flip flops was .....

14 July 2016Offshore



Initially a difficult race evening with the forecast winds of 10 knots from the northwest failing to materialise. Instead yachts were faced with cool westerly winds gusting up to 20 .....

11 July 2016General

Plymouth to Roscoff Race - 30 July 2016


Everyone welcome to join in. The race is mainly in daylight; with an early start, reduced berthing and social events all included. This promises to be a great week end for all. Anyone .....

10 July 2016General

Sailors prepare for 24hrs at sea in aid of charity

RC (Dinghies)

Sailors and helpers are busy with final preparations ahead of the start of the 2016 Royal Navy Sailing Centre 24-hour Charity Sail which takes place this week. The event will see 3 .....

10 July 2016Cruising

Fox's Two Rivers Event.

East Coast

Start time determined on handicap then up to skippers to navigate around a series of way points, most of which are drinking establishments. Offered to the Branch as test of skill and .....

07 July 2016Offshore

Round the Island 2016 aboard High Hopes


Lively weather made this a memorable race, with an outcome that overcame the trauma of last year Our short practice in the Solent on the day before this year’s RTI saw us returning .....

07 July 2016Cruising

What's in a name?


Peter Stone's cruise report to Lundy and the north coast of Devon...

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
27 May - 31 Jul 16 Plymouth Coastal and Offshore Races Plymouth
25 - 29 Jul 16 RS Europeans Travemunde 25-29 July
25 - 29 Jul 16 RS Eurocup Travemünde, Germany
27 Jul 16 Wednesday Evening Summer Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line
29 Jul 16 Blackwater Barge Cruise Maldon and River Blackwater
30 Jul - 01 Aug 16 Plymouth to Roscoff Race Plymouth to Roscoff
06 Aug 16 Branch BBQ Alpha House, St Peters Road, West Mersea
06 - 13 Aug 16 Cowes Week Cowes
08 Aug 16 The RNSA Cowes Week Cocktail Party The Sir Max Aitken Museum, The Prospect, 83 High Street, Cowes, Isle of Wight