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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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23 June 2016Offshore



Eight boats turned up with great optimism and faith as the light westerly was forecast to die. Kurketrekker was SOOD with Steve Parry fresh from his RO duties for the Royal Southern's .....

16 June 2016General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 3


Not a bad turnout of 10 yachts considering that the Solent all afternoon had seen gusts of 27 knots. However the Met Office got it right for once and the reduction to a balmy 10 - .....

11 June 2016Offshore

Jolly Jack Tar are J109 National Champions

RC (Offshore)

RN Offshore Sailing Team win the 2016 J109 National Championship at the J Cup. The Royal Navy Offshore Sailing Team took part in the J Cup, incorporating the J109 National Championships, .....

09 June 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 2


Either the total lack of wind in the Solent in late afternoon or early Summer Hols may have deterred some of the regular Wednesday competitors as only 5 boats turned up. However shortly .....

09 June 2016General

WIZARD helps to raise funds for Naval Divers by entering the RTI race


Dear Friends, Following our success in the Gosport Peninsular Charity Pursuit in WIZARD we are planning to take part in the 2016 Round the Island Race. We are seeking sponsorship .....

08 June 2016Cruising

Calais Rally 2016

East Coast

Annual foreign cruise marking the efforts of the royal Victoria Rifles, Kings Rifles and the Rifle troop in defending Calais in 1940 which allowed the evacuation of Dunkirk. This .....

06 June 2016General

Plymouth Offshore Race to St Peter Port


First race of the season gets off to a foggy start! With 16 entrants for this year’s Plymouth to St Peter Port race everything was aligned for a great Bank Holiday of cross channel .....

06 June 2016General

Bull Point Winter Lay-up 2016-2017


Applications for Winter 2016/17 Lay-up at the Bull point facility are required by 18th July 2016 Applications for the lay up of members boats at the Bull Point site are now being taken .....

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22 June 2016General


ROYAL NAVY DINGHY SAILORS CELEBRATE EPIC VOYAGE Two intrepid Royal Navy sailors Leading Hand Phil Slade and MOD worker Mark Belamarich completed an epic three–night sail in a two-man .....

07 June 2016General


Despite floods, fuel shortages and industrial action, a determined team of 13 members of the French Navy reached Portsmouth on Friday 3 June. Keen to add to their recent victory against .....

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
27 Jun - 01 Jul 16 Services Offshore Regatta Solent / Channel Islands
27 Jun - 01 Jul 16 Services Offshore Regatta (SOR) Solent Areas, Guernsey and return
29 Jun 16 Fleet Commander's Cup RNSC, Whale Island
29 Jun 16 Wednesday Evening Summer Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line
01 - 03 Jul 16 Round the Island Watch Yarmouth
02 Jul 16 ISC Round the Island Race Cowes start and finish
03 - 17 Jul 16 Summer Cruise 2016 South Coast and France (Yarmouth to St Malo)
03 - 17 Jul 16 Cherbourg and Channel Isles Cruise Start Yarmouth (solent based yachts) then on to Cherbourg, Channel Isles and St Malo