An excellent self support group which allow RNSA members in the area to attend cruising events and meet socially during the year. The Branch covers the East Coast of England and the coastline along the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Traditionally the Woolwich Barrage marks the western boundary for East Coast and Medway Branches, handling over to the Upper Thames Branch. The Branch is a cruising organisation.
East Coast Branch News & Notices
East Coast ventures out to sea on a cold wet grey day before the Options for Change briefing A Winter Weekend with East Coast Branch
Successor (John Cooney) embarked five Cambridge .....
Not the Rifles. Standards temporarily slipping.in the Mess but Plan B does occasionally come into play. Not the Riles!
24 members gathered on Friday 25th November. The venue had .....
Practical sea expereince for CURNU students Operation Sea Spray 1
Successor and Jacqui-B were enlisted by the Cambridge University Royal Navy Unit (CURNU) over the weekend of .....
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 .....
Our annual get together hosted by the RNVR YC in Bradwell Marina 'Port Flair'. After a record September heat wave only days before the North Sea gave a little reminder to the Annual .....
Clutching their visa, inoculations up to date the Branch ventures south to the Thames and Medway Jacqui-B (Gale Bryan) sailed early via Queenborough and St Katharine’s Dock. Regrettably .....
Members gather for the annual RNSA East Coast Branch BBQ. Weather nearly as hot as the BBQ grill. We all have a super day yesterday, thank you so much Vivien for getting everything .....
RNSA ECB members had the chance to join a private charter of a historic Thames Barge. The cars were all parked and about 30 people were gathered at the Hythe Quay in Maldon on the .....
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 .....
North meets south. Armed with visa's the Orwell contingency ventured forth to the heart of Essex for the late June rally. The RNSA East Coast Branch made a render-vous at Harwich on .....
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.
Cruising the Rivers Orwell, Stour and through Dovercourt Bay to the Walton Back Waters
Ipswich and Harwich, both of which were on the fringe of the Hanseatic League, faced another .....
East Coast Branch Events
East Coast Branch Committee
About East Coast Branch
About the Royal Naval Sailing Association East Coast Branch
With no HM Naval Base in our area for a number of years we existed as a Unit rather than a Branch. However due to the level of activity and pressure from members the Unit was given Branch status.
We have 80 members on our mailing list but like all organisations the same people support our events. We are particularly pleased to be able to retain contact with our widowed section who describe themselves as ‘recently available’ or by some the ‘ladies who lunch’. An excellent self support group which allow those who have sailed to our events to continue to attend and mix with the sailors but they also meet socially during the year as a separate group.
We cover the East Coast of England and the coastline along the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Our colleagues in the Medway Branch cover the Southern portion of the Thames Estuary and the County of Kent. Traditionally the Woolwich Barrage marks the western boundary for East Coast and Medway Branches, handling over to the Upper Thames Branch.
We are a cruising organisation. We have no moorings, no base although courtesy of West Mersea Yacht Club we hold out AGM and a Winter Talk their and visit a number of Clubs up and down the East Coast.
We hold a meet most months of the year, certainly from April through to October with a London Lunch and a mind Winter Dinner filing the November to March period. The Branch has a number of favourite meetings. The annual Calais Rally over the spring bank holiday, a trip to the River Orwell usually where we host the RNVR YC and a return match on the Blackwater or Colne and the RNVR YC host RNSA. A BBQ in West Mersea, courtesy of a member. The annual Rifles Lunch in November held at the Rifles Mess, Davies Street just by Bond Street Station and a Winter Dinner in a hotel to allow for overnight stays avoiding the drive home late at night on a winter’s night.
RNSA Members are entitled to use the facilities of any East Coast Club provided they sign in as visiting yachtsmen.
Visitors to the East Coast are particularly welcome at any of our events. See the Notices section of our web site for the 2014 dates. We look forward to meeting you and should we be able to help in any way please get in touch by phone or email. Details on the Committee page
Branch Captain and Chairman
0771 157 6843