Windsurfing is a popular national watersport that can be learnt quickly, is fun and exhilarating and provides progression through to a variety of windsurfing styles to suit individuals. The RNSA encourages all aspects of Windsurfing, aims to introduce new sailors to the sport and supports those wishing to compete in National, International and Inter-Service events. The RNSA Windsurfers can provide instruction, loan equipment to progress with and provide access to high-end racing kit. There are also development camps, training weekends and routine social sailing events planned through the season.

Windsurfing News & Notices

11 May 2017General

RNSA Windsurfing Festival to be held 10-11 Jun 17

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The RNSA Windsurfers will be holding the annual RNSA Windsurfing Festival at Calshot Activities Centre 10-11 Jun 17. The event provides instruction and fun windsurfing and Stand Up .....

23 September 2016Windsurfing

Tom Eskdale Retains his Crown as RN Windurfing Champion

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Royal Navy Windsurfer AB ET(ME) Tom Eskdale HMS SULTAN, was crowned Royal Navy Champion at the Inter-Services Team and Individual Championships on Friday 9 September 2016 The RN Championship .....

23 September 2016Windsurfing

Royal Navy Windsurfer breaks 40 Knot Barrier

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RNSA windsurfer Paul Morris headed to Le Franqui in the South of France in search of speed in an attempt to break the elusive 40kt barrier Le Franqui is about 10km further West than .....

23 September 2016Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfing Team Win Inter-Service Championships!

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The Inter-Service WIndsurfing Championships were held at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy on 8-9 September, with the RN Windurfers looking to retain their 2015 Inter-Services .....

10 May 2016Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfing Start Course introduces new sailors to the sport

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The RN Windsurfing Coach ran a Start WIndsurfing Course at Thorney Island Sailing Centre in great conditions and the sailors made great progress The first of two Start Windsurfing .....

13 October 2015Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfers Compete in British Slalom Association Event in South Wales

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RNSA Windsurfers continue to compete at National Level in Formula and Slalom events and 3 RNSA sailors braved the tricky light wind conditions and gleeful Welsh Rugby supporters at .....

17 September 2015Windsurfing

Royal Navy Win Inter-Services Windsurfing Championships

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The RNSA Windsurfing Team won the Inter-Services Windsurfing Team Championships at WPNSA Portland on Fri 11 Sep 15 For the first time since 2007, the Royal Navy are the Inter-Services .....

17 September 2015Windsurfing

Royal Navy Windsurfer is Inter-Services Champion

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Royal Navy Windsurfer AB ET(ME) Tom Eskdale HMS Somerset, was crowned Inter-Services and Royal Navy Champion at the Inter-Services Team and Individual Championships on Friday 11 September .....

09 June 2015Windsurfing

Forces Open Windsurfing Championships 15-19 JUNE 2015 Race Instructions Issued

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The Forces Open Windsurfing Championships will be held off Inn on the Beach, Hayling Island, 15-19 June 2015 and are open to all intermediate and above windsurfers. The Race Instructions .....

14 May 2015Windsurfing

BRNC Speed Sailors Approach 40Kts

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A small team of windsurfers from BRNC braved the early May gale force winds and reached some fantastic speeds Rob and Trish Dunn and Ben Easton from BRNC headed to St Johns Lake, Devonport .....

03 June 2014General

The Defi is done!

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Day 4 and 5 of competition proved why the Defi Wind is such an immense endurance event as the Tramontana has a vote in how things will turn out. Rear Commodore Windsurfing Reports: Day .....

31 May 2014General

Defi Day Two - The Tremontana Screams!

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Day Two of the Defi and the Tremontana blows all day allowing two more gruelling 40Km races for the RNSA racers to face Defi day two dawned bright and suspiciously quiet, had the wind .....

Windsurfing Events


Date Event Venue Branch
26 - 27 Aug 17 UKWA Racing – Cup 5 Pwllheli All Branches
02 - 03 Sep 17 UKWA Slalom Round 5 Harwich All Branches
Sep 17 tbc RNSA Windsurfing Festival - POSTPONED UNTIL LATER IN THE YEAR Calshot Activity and Watersports Centre All Branches
07 - 08 Sep 17 Inter Services Team, Joint Services and RN Individual Champs WPNSA Portland, Weymouth All Branches
23 - 24 Sep 17 UKWA Slalom - Round 6 Tenby All Branches
14 - 15 Oct 17 UKWA Racing - Cup 6 Stokes Bay All Branches
14 - 20 Oct 17 Weymouth Speed Week and Inter-services Speed Championships WPNSA Portland All Branches
28 - 29 Oct 17 UKWA Slalom Round 7 WPNSA Weymouth All Branches
Oct 17 tbc Forces Open Windsurfing Championships TBC All Branches

Windsurfing Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore (Windsurfing) Cdr Nic Dodd 02392 625539 07733 266024
Windsurfing Team Manager WO1 Dave Strudwick 93 832 3522 / 02392 623522
Senior Windsurfing Instructor Lt Si Cave 9380 25695 / 02392 725695 07828 772440
Windsurfing Equipment Manager. Gapped
Windsurfing Communications Manager. Cdr Tom Joyce 961614224 / 01793 314224 0786 654 8518
BRNC Windsurfing Representative Cdr Rob Dunn 93749 7107 / 01803677107 07966 757948
Portsmouth Windsurfing contact Dave Strudwick 93 832 3522 / 02392 623522
Plymouth Windsurfing Contact Nic Dodd 93 832 5539 / 023 92 625539 07733 266024
Culdrose Windsurfing contact CPO Gav Nicholson 07545 883054
Defence Academy Shrivenham Windsurfing contact Tom Joyce 96161 4224/01793 314224 0786 654 8518

About Windsurfing in the RNSA


RNSA Windsurfers Welcome New Joiners

Windsurfing has been a part of the RNSA since its inception with the active RNSA Windsurfing members looking to encourage and facilitate participation in this fun, exhilarating and social sport. Windsurfing remains a popular national watersport with disciplines such as Freestyle, Freeride, Wave, Course Racing, Speed sailing, Slalom and recreational, with something suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. The RNSA wish to encourage all aspects of Windsurfing by members of the Naval Service, in order to provide better awareness and access to this demanding but rewarding adventure watersport.

The RNSA Windsurfers also aim to assist and develop interested individuals to compete in National and Inter-Service events, either individually or as part of a team. The Inter-Services Windsurfing programme currently provides for Wave, Speed and Slalom/Course racing, but the RNSA are able to support sailors in other disciplines - just ask!

The RNSA Windsurfing Instructors have introduced new windsurfers to the sport through the RYA Accredited Start Windsurfing Course (5 days) and there is a plan to provide Start course for the 2015/16 season as well as some single session Grass Roots taster sessions for those wishing to dip a toe in the water without commitment. Details will be listed in the Events page and the Senior Windsurfing Instructor contact details are on the committee page.

The RNSA plan to provide access to equipment for those completing Start courses or existing beginner windsurfers to bridge the equipment gap from beginner to the more exciting and challenging equipment, contact any member of the committee if you are interested.

You will find area Windsurfing Representatives listed on the Committee page who would be delighted to provide advice on where and when to sail, on local events and will probably join you on the water. We also manage a Facebook group to keep windsurfers connected with up to date news, to find out what is going on and where the next sail and beer/curry is likely to occur.

The RNSA kindly sponsor Windsurfing Development camps for beginners through to advanced sailors, as well as funding Inter-service and National competitive events. There will also be a weekend festival at Calshot Watersports Centre in summer 16 as well as some smaller events in the Portsmouth area. We aim to have the 2016 programme published by Dec 15.

So, if you are interested in starting windsurfing, thinking of getting back into the sport or keen to show off your Spocks and Vulcans to an appreciative group, get in touch with any of the RNSA Windsurfers

Last Updated Sep 15