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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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23 October 2017General


From Nick Fletcher: Perhaps the best indicator of progress with registering a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) for RNSA is the gap between my updates. After a hello in .....

05 October 2017General


Ocean Safety have offered RNSA members the opportunity to purchase a liferaft at a special price. If you want one please contact the company directly on stating .....

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23 October 2017Meetings

October meeting minutes


Covering a new website, the new Branch RIB for moorings maintenance, a branch insurance quote received, steady growth in membership, the proposed appointment of a new Social Secretary .....

19 October 2017Meetings

September meeting minutes


Covering forthcoming committee changes, website review, the purchase of a moorings workboat and an update of RNSA change of status....

19 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9


As Geoff Goodwin remarked as Wizard sped past at 2 knots - "one week it's blowing 37 the next 3, can't you have a word with someone". The conditions were a trifle unfortunate considering .....

13 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8 - Cancelled


An early decision to cancel was taken based on existing conditions at midday together with the forecast. The race organiser noted 37 knots at Stokes Bay at race start time which I .....

10 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7


Apologies for the results delay, on my return from sunny Tenerife (eventually, no thanks to Monarch) I found my PC had stopped running HAL properly. However after much angst and loads .....

27 September 2017Cruising


East Coast

12 Boats met up in the Orwell for the last Rally of the Season Determined to make the best of the end-of season rally and given a spring tide and benign winds 12 RNVR YC and RNSA boats .....

27 September 2017Dinghies

Inter Service Keelboat Championships for the Coningham Cup: 16-17 Sep 17

RC (Dinghies)

The RN team dominated the weekend's sailing to finish 1st and 2nd to become Inter Service Keelboat Champions and winners of the Coningham Cup! Racing in Sonars from the Island Sailing .....

25 September 2017General

J70 Development Weekend


The weekend of 16-17 Sep saw the second running of a combined sailing development weekend with the Royal Yacht Squadron. Our Chairman/Vice Commodore led a 6 strong team and linked .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
23 Sep - 28 Oct 17 Portsmouth Sailing Club Club Autumn 2017 Parhelion Series Why Go West? - Stay East! All races held in the Eastern Solent (Spithead).
18 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line
21 Oct 17 End of Season Lunch & Annual General Meeting A Downstream Location TBC.
22 Oct 17 Victory Trophy Littleton Sailing Club
28 - 29 Oct 17 UKWA Slalom Round 7 WPNSA Weymouth
Oct 17 tbc Forces Open Windsurfing Championships TBC
Nov 17 tbc Central Committee RCDS London - Belgrave Square, 37 Upper Belgrave St, Belgravia, London SW1X
Nov 17 tbc Rifles Lunch Victory Services Club
30 Nov 17 Portland Branch AGM WPNSA
Feb 18 tbc Holt Cup TBC
03 Mar 18 10th Anniversary Lunch Leander Club, Henley on Thames, RG9 2LP
19 - 20 Apr 18 Inter Services Team Racing Championships Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir