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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

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 .....

23 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5

Portsmouth

The results for Race 5 NHC and IRC are at the link below. Results: http://www.halsraceresults.com/crs/crs.aspx?DSKey=1405 Competitors please note that the start next week is at .....

14 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 4

Portsmouth

Alas the combination of a dying breeze and hoofing east going tide saw the fleet cutting their losses and motoring back to a great pie and curry at HSSC. Results thus far: http://www.halsraceresults.com/crs/crs.aspx?DSKey=1405 Regular .....

08 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3

Portsmouth

A perfect evening for a sail and the last race before the starts get earlier as the nights draw in. With no appearance from the SOOD, Kurketrekker, Tinker T once again took on the .....

07 September 2016General

SEALIFT WINTER DEAL

Portsmouth

SEALIFT (Gosport) are offering RNSA members up to a 40% discount on current prices including a new superstructure cut and polish service. If you are planning to leave your boat in .....

01 September 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2

Portsmouth

All eight yachts currently entered for the Autumn Series duly pitched up to duel in the South Westerly breeze, which at the start produced a few white caps on the sea off Gilkicker .....

25 August 2016Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1

Portsmouth

Perspicacity, perseverance and patience were the attributes required for Race 1 of the RNSA(P) Autumn Series. Although the England cricket team playing their first ODI at the Ageas .....

28 July 2016Offshore

RNSA WEDNESDAY SUMMER SERIES - Race 9

Portsmouth

The final race of the Summer Series was run in a cracking breeze of 14 - 16 knots albeit with a rather lumpy sea produced by wind against tide. Nine yachts pitched up to contest before .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
24 Mar 17 Pre-season briefing JSASTC General
29 Mar - 18 Oct 17 RNSA(P) Spring, Summer and Autumn Series 2017 - Entry form here Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point Start) Offshore
29 Mar 17 RNSA(P) Spring Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
05 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
12 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
19 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
26 Apr 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
03 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
06 May 17 Spring Rally UKSA Cowes Cruising
10 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point start line Offshore
13 - 14 May 17 Yarmouth Trophy Race and Rally Approx timings 1130 Gilkicker - 1500 Yarmouth. Social O/N and depart approx 0930 14 May General
17 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point start line 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.