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Portsmouth Branch



The Branch has an annual programme of racing organised in the Solent and Offshore and an active Cruising Group which has several rallies every year. There is an thriving Windsurfing community including several very experienced Instructors who utilise the Army facilities at Thorney Island. Dinghy sailing is mostly concentrated on the Royal Navy Sailing Centre at Whale Island where they provide a full spectrum of training courses. The Branch has 285 moorings.

Portsmouth Branch News & Notices

11 May 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 7

Portsmouth

Wow! Yet another ideal sailing evening with a south easterly of 8-14 knots, cool but with sunshine, what's not to like. With a no-show from Thunderflash the scheduled SOOD (I just .....

04 May 2017General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 6

Portsmouth

Another own goal for the Met office amateurs who last week promised warmth and sunshine from Wednesday onwards. The only sunshine the Gilkicker fleet got was being sailed by Malcolm .....

27 April 2017General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 5

Portsmouth

Spring is sprung, the grass is ris, you wonder where the warm wind is.....cos last night it was freezing! Nevertheless it did not deter the enthusiastic Wednesday evening racers as .....

20 April 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 4

Portsmouth

Another glorious evening for some on the water time. The weather gods are currently smiling on sailors! It was the turn of Option to run proceedings and with the tide honking to the .....

13 April 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 3

Portsmouth

Fifteen yachts gathered at Gilkicker for the third race of the series. Despite starting at dead low water on a spring tide it seemed only Kurketrekker was stuck in the mud of the marina .....

06 April 2017Offshore

RNSA WEDNESDAY SPRING SERIES - Race 2

Portsmouth

A healthy turnout of 13 yachts gathered in the sunshine and a cool northerly breeze to contest the second race of the Spring Series. Sunshine the SOOD wary of the probability of the .....

31 March 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 1

Portsmouth

Nine boats turned out for the first race of the season in what was forecast to be a steady breeze from the South West - a fine start to the season. The series organiser still away .....

21 March 2017Cruising

Portsmouth Cruising Group

Portsmouth

March 2017 Newsletter...

15 February 2017Meetings

Portsmouth Branch AGM minutes

Portsmouth

Please find the minutes at the below link...

29 November 2016Dinghies

RNSC 2017 Sailing Programme

Portsmouth

Programme attached...

13 October 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 8

Portsmouth

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 .....

29 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 6

Portsmouth

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 .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
29 Mar - 18 Oct 17 RNSA(P) Spring, Summer and Autumn Series 2017 - Entry form here Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point Start) Offshore
24 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
31 May 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 1 - Cowes Race Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
06 Jun - 05 Sep 17 Ex HIGHLAND EXPRESS 2017 (additional boat and spaces) Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban (returning to Gosport) General
07 Jun 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
14 Jun 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
17 Jun 17 Big Buoys Challenge Solent and Hornet Cruising
21 Jun 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
28 Jun 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
05 Jul 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
11 - 12 Jul 17 RNSC 24hr Sailing Event 2017 RNSC Whale Island Dinghies
12 Jul 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
19 Jul 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
26 Jul 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
23 Aug 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 1 - For entry form see 29/3 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
30 Aug 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
06 Sep 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
13 Sep 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
20 Sep 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
27 Sep 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
04 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
11 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
18 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore

Portsmouth Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Acting Branch Captain Cdr David Wright RN 07714 096554 wrightdi@theiet.org
Secretary Lt Oli Mulcahy 023 9272 3367 oliver.mulcahy627@mod.uk
Treasurer Mrs Tricia Oakley 023 9278 5157 07780 717319 oakph30@gmail.com
Chairman Yacht Sub Ctte Joe Johnson 02392 542415 Joe.Johnson138@mod.uk
Chairman Dinghy Sub Ctte Lt Emma Barry 023 9254 7428 Emma.Barry101@mod.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Mr Haydn Chappell 01420544422 hcmvs@btinternet.com
Communications Cdr David Wright 023 9262 5420 07714 096554 wrightdi@theiet.org
RNSC Whale Island Lee Bichard 023 9254 7296 Lee.Bichard101@mod.uk
Moorings Secretary Jon Glass 02392 504743 moorings@rnsa.org.uk
Your Local Contact Ships' Representatives - Please contact "Sec" or "Comms" for Ships' Representative details

About Portsmouth Branch

About

Yachting

For Yachtsmen there are establishment yachts to charter and a programme of racing organised in the Solent and Offshore from Spring to early Autumn and an active Cruising Group which has several rallies every year and produces Gossip, a newsletter which is distributed to registered members by email. There is also the opportunity to take RYA recognised training courses and examinations.

Moorings

RNSA Moorings (Portsmouth) has a wide variety of moorings including walk ashore marina type, midstream pontoons as well as deep water swinging moorings, available to members at competitive rates. . Contact the Moorings Secretary on 02392 504743 or moorings@rnsa.org.uk for more details and latest availability.

Windsurfing

There is an active Windsurfing community including several very experienced Instructors who utilise the Army facilities at Thorney Island. The courses range from complete novices up to advanced level and can also include an introduction to racing.

Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy sailing is mostly concentrated on the Royal Navy Sailing Centre at Whale Island where, as well as a full spectrum of training courses, we run inter establishment racing evenings and RYA Power boat courses.

Branch Membership

All RN and RM personnel serving in the area are deemed to be RNSA Branch Members and are welcome to come and join in our activities.