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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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26 May 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 9


The final race of the Spring Series, the result of which would determine the outcome of the podium places for both the IRC and NHC classes contained all the drama you could wish for .....

25 May 2016Offshore

RNSA/CCSC Friday Evening Series Results


A summary of the Friday evening races and results Race 1 – May 20 Following health problems last year it was good to be back on High Hopes on a Friday evening, courtesy of the NHS, .....

21 May 2016General

RN Offshore Regatta 2016

RC (Offshore)

Practice done - Now bring on the SOR! Last weekend, 43 RN personnel gathered at JSASTC ready to learn, practice and have fun in training for the Services Offshore Regatta at the end .....

19 May 2016Cruising

RNSA Falmouth Meet at Roundwood Quay - POSTPONED UNTIL 4 JUNE


With poor weather forecast for this Saturday this meet is postponed until 4th June. With HW at around 1730 it is good timing for an evening BBQ. All welcome see you there....

19 May 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Series Race 8


The benign conditions at Gilkicker as the fleet assembled for the penultimate race of the Wednesday Series belied the chaos that was to unfold after the start gun. Electron V the SOOD .....

12 May 2016Offshore

RNSA (P) Spring Series - Race 7


Bizarre - is a fairly accurate way to describe race 7 of the Wednesday evening series. At one stage with the Solent sunny but flat with zero breeze it looked as though the Wednesday .....

10 May 2016Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfing Start Course introduces new sailors to the sport

RC (Windsurfing)

The RN Windsurfing Coach ran a Start WIndsurfing Course at Thorney Island Sailing Centre in great conditions and the sailors made great progress The first of two Start Windsurfing .....

09 May 2016General

RNSA Moorings/Berths available in Plymouth area


New moorings have become available at Jupiter Point. These will be allocated by ballot on 21 May 16. The draw for future allocation of the Mayflower Marina berths will take place .....

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16 May 2016General


Organised through RNSA by the Rear Commodore Offshore (Mark Durkan) and Tom Reed six Victoria 34 plied the Solent over the weekend of 13-15 May. In champagne conditions the crews enjoyed .....

11 May 2016General


The Yarmouth Trophy took place last weekend, blessed with sunshine and a light / none exsistant Easterly breeze on the Saturday, 14 yachts ran / drifted down the solent with the tide .....

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)
04 May - 22 Jun 16 Wednesday Evening Dinghy Series RNSC, Whale Island
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
27 - 30 May 16 Poole Rally 27-30 May Poole
27 - 29 May 16 St Peter Port race 2016 Plymouth
28 - 30 May 16 Little Ship Club / RNSA Calais Rally Thames Estuary and north French coast
01 Jun 16 Wednesday Evening Summer Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point start line
04 Jun 16 RNSA Falmouth Meet at Roundwood Quay - postponed due to weather now 4 JUNE Round Wood Quay - River Fal
04 - 05 Jun 16 Le Crunch Royal Yacht Squadron
08 Jun 16 Wednesday Evening Summer Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line