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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

27 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 9

Portsmouth

A fitting end to a hard fought Summer Series, plenty of breeze and a fine turnout. Electron V the SOOD set a true beat to Motherbank, a kite reach to Kemps Quay, a gybe and a broader .....

20 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 8

Portsmouth

The 20 knots plus of south westerly wind off Gilkicker point that greeted the fleet for the penultimate race of the Summer Series was in total contrast to the light airs of the previous .....

18 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 6

Portsmouth

Amended results Race 6: http://www.halsraceresults.com/crs/crs.aspx?DSKey=1405 ...

06 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series - RACE 6

Portsmouth

The SOOD Option set a good course for the light E to SE winds which most of the fleet completed in around an hour. Alas the organiser couldn't fit his laptop with the results software .....

29 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5

Portsmouth

Not very summery! Rain all day and no wind. However today the Met office forecasters actually earned their pay today. They prophesied that by 1830 the flat calm will have morphed into .....

22 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 4

Portsmouth

A long race to complement the longest day, alas the wind died but not the tide. Race abandoned in favour of a cold beer and a curry!...

15 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 3

Portsmouth

A delightful Summers evening sail but a tricky tidal situation to test the tacticians. With the tide turning to the east on the mainland shore but still going to the west on the Island .....

08 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 2

Portsmouth

With the wind gusting to 35 knots throughout the Solent at midday but several forecasts indicating it would moderate in the late afternoon it was once again a day of decision making. .....

07 June 2017General

Turn to Starboard

Portsmouth

Request for Military Sailing Charity support The Portsmouth Branch has received the attached request to show the below linked YouTube video in an effort to raise funds for this charity. .....

01 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 1

Portsmouth

With the cancellation of the final 2 races of the Spring series due to low wind speeds there was some trepidation that this might reoccur for the first race of the Summer Series with .....

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 .....

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
06 Jun - 05 Sep 17 Ex HIGHLAND EXPRESS 2017 (additional boat and spaces) Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban (returning to Gosport) General
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.