Cruising

Cruising



The vast majority of RNSA’s 5,000+ members either own a craft or have friends who own one, ranging from canal boats to ocean going yachts. The RNSA cruising fraternity covers the whole spectrum of activity from blue water cruising to members who simply like to mess around in boats. A good number of Rallies and meets are organised annually by the RNSA Branches.

Cruising News & Notices

29 August 2017Cruising

East Coast beats 'Med'!

East Coast

The Gods smiled on the RNSA East Coast Summer Ramble Not renowned for languid beaches, the North Sea weather mounted a charm offensive between 18 and 28 August. Our dutiful Extra Master .....

04 June 2017Cruising

RNSA East Coast Branch attend the 86th Little Ship Club Calais Rally

East Coast

The Little Ship Club Calais Rally was the usual splendid occasion overseen by Norman Hummerstone MBE (96), who has attended the Rally since 1948. Easterly winds in the North Sea .....

09 May 2017Cruising

Battle of Medway

RC (Cruising)

The Dutch are planning a second invasion to mark the Battle of Medway 350 years ago when they swept up the Medway and walked off with half the fleet. Great potential as a spectical. .....

02 May 2017Cruising

Tollesbury - bump in over the marsh!

East Coast

The May Bank Holiday saw a rare visit to Tollesbury by the East Coast Branch. As a green submarine lieutenant faced with de-generating generators I managed to persuade my team and .....

17 April 2017Cruising

Easter Weekend on the East Coast - a couple of favourite haunts!

East Coast

RNSA East Coast team checked out a couple of their favorite haunts, Harwich and Burnham-on Crouch. Well, the 'planners' picked very civilized tide times and the weather forecasts improved .....

27 March 2017Cruising

East Coast launches Season

East Coast

Jacqui-B and Sucessor met up at Harwich to welcome the Branch to the new season The East Coast started the Season in company with members of the CURNU. Two cadets sailed Successor .....

21 March 2017Cruising

Portsmouth Cruising Group

Portsmouth

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09 February 2017Cruising

Operation Sea Spray 2

East Coast

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 .....

03 January 2017Cruising

RNSA FALMOUTH Cruisng Programe 2017

Central

Here is the programme for the Falmouth Cruising Group which as usual is a joint programme with the Royal Cornwall Yacht Club. All visiting RNSA members are invited to join in and .....

30 November 2016Cruising

Portland Trophy winner

Portland

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30 November 2016Cruising

Annual Rifles Lunch

East Coast

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 .....

01 November 2016Cruising

Operation Sea Spray 1

East Coast

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 .....

Cruising Events

Events

Date Event Venue Branch
23 Sep 17 Joint Meeting with RNVR YC Ipswich Have and the Last Anchor East Coast
07 Oct 17 Branch AGM West Mersea Yacht Club East Coast
Nov 17 tbc Rifles Lunch Victory Services Club East Coast

Cruising Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore Cruising Terry Corner 01473 730970 0771 157 6843 corner.pt@tiscali.co.uk
Clyde Paul Williamson 0794 040 3827 paulwilliamson28@gmail.com
East Coast Gale Bryan 01223 314619 0774 629 0362 bryans.cambridge@lineone.net
Falmouth Ian Munday 07802 385222 rnsafalmouth@gmail.com
Medway David Holley 0793 368 1261 davidholley1@btinternet.com
North West Group Cedric Loughran 0151 929 2750 cedric_loughran2750@yahoo.co.uk
Portland Brendon Moore 01305 821574 brendon_moore@sky.com
Plymouth Mark Hocking 0797 444 4127 Markjh15@gmail.com
Solent Haydn Chappell 01420 544422 Haydn Chappell [hcmvs@btinternet.com]
Thames Chris Thompson 0787 607 7258 christhompson007@hotmail.co.uk
RMSC Alexander Janzen alexander.janzen899@mod.uk

About Cruising in the RNSA

About

Cruising in the RNSA

There are over 5000 members in the RNSA and, although the racing fraternity seem to get all the glory, by and large the majority of members are cruising yachtsmen. Whether you are a blue water cruiser in foreign parts, a family cruiser in home waters or a middle distance sailor who explores the coast of UK and the nearby islands and coastline of mainland Europe, the Association has something for you.

Whatever floats your boat we have something to make your cruising life easier and more enjoyable. Another of the benefits of belonging to the RNSA.

Cruising Rallies and Meets


For home water cruisers the Branches around the country produce annual programmes of rallies overseen by Rear Commodore Cruising and his team. If you want to find out what is going on in this area look at the Cruising Event Calendar on this website or contact one of the Cruising Committee whose detsails are also shown.

Honorary Local Officers


If you prefer to sail alone or further afield there is a network of Honorary Local Officers (HLOs) who can provide information about facilities in their areas; their details are listed in the Yearbook or can be viewed on line in the "Members Only" section of this website. If you do not already have a user name and password, you can get your login details from the RNSA Office.

Cruise Reports and Forum

There is also a wealth of other information recorded in members’ cruise reports published in the Journal which are well worth reviewing before you venture into waters with which you are unfamiliar. A searchable database of cruise reports is also available in the "Members Only" section of the website, along with a Cruising Forum in which you can exchange views and seek advice on cruising matters from fellow members.