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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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14 September 2016General


RNSA is selling a Laser 4000, Enterprise, RS Feva, GP 14 and Lark dinghy. The Laser 4000, Enterprise, RS Feva and GP 14 have been passed to the RNSA by the HMS TEMERAIRE to sell and .....

07 September 2016General


Two winter lift out offers for RNSA members - one from Port Solent and one from HSSC Offers are as follows; Hornet Services Sailing Club - Offer valid from 1 Oct 2016 - 31 Mar 2017 .....

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26 October 2016General

Seeking a new Chairman


Richard Farrington will be standing down as Chairman of RNSA in April 2017. He has stayed in post during 2016 in order to deliver the next stage of the 'Case for Change' work, which .....

21 October 2016General

The Case for Change - ongoing work


Please have a look at the Members Forum, where you will find a number of new posts and documents under the Project Adventure and Future Vision area which you may find useful. Since .....

20 October 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 9


The final race of the RNSA(P) Wednesday yacht racing season had all the drama of an Olympic medal race. The Autumn Series was to be decided in the final race of the season with the .....

16 October 2016General

2016 Prize Giving


Plymouth Branch Prize giving for 2016 will take place at the RWYC on Thursday 10 November 2016, 1830 for 1900. All welcome. Plymouth Branch will host the annual prize giving for Dinghies, .....

13 October 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 8


The penultimate race of the RNSA(P) Wednesday series set the competition up nicely for the final and deciding race next week. Sitting in a balmy 11 Kts in the marina had lulled yachts .....

09 October 2016Cruising

Branch AGM

East Coast

With the Branch Financial Year over time to make the annual reports and feed back to the membership. Year end 30 September. Accounts reconciled, reports written and a programme drawn .....

29 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 6


The eight yachts that turned up for race 6 of the Autumn Series had a fine sail despite the slightly blustery conditions and a raging east going tide. Moby Jay, the SOOD set a beat .....

27 September 2016Meetings

September meeting minutes


A round-up of the activities during the summer. Activities include cruising and racing, as well as the appointment of a new diving company for the moorings, a review of branch member .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
01 Jan - 31 Dec 16 RNSC Portsmouth 2016 course programme RNSC Portsmouth
29 Jul 16 - 30 Jul 17 Annual Meet with RNVR YC. Bradwell or Brightlingsea Bradwell or Brightlingsea
09 Aug - 31 Oct 16 Neptune Sailing Centre is re-invigorating it’s racing season Neptune Sailing Club, HMNB Clyde
29 Oct 16 Parhelion Race 8 Eastern Solent
31 Oct - 04 Nov 16 RNSC RYA Level 1 and 2 Powerboat Course (spaces available) RNSC, Whale Island
07 - 11 Nov 16 Forces Open Windsurfing Championships Hayling Island - Inn on The Beach
10 Nov 16 Plymouth Branch Prizegiving RWYC
18 Nov 16 Rifles Lunch Rifles Mess, Davies Street off Bond Street, London
25 Nov 16 Portland AGM WPNSA
Nov 16 tbc Central Committee Meeting Venue – tbc – either: HSSC Gosport or Hullavington Officers Mess
30 Nov 16 RNSA Portsmouth Branch 2016 AGM and Prize Giving Hornet SC