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Welcome to the Royal Naval Sailing Association

The Royal Naval Sailing Association was founded in 1935, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. Since 1945 it has continued to provide the means whereby interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates can enjoy the sport of sailing. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves, including former members of the RNXS.

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22 November 2014Cruising

Rifles Lunch

East Coast

12 members from the East Coast Branch lunched at the Rifles Mess, Lodon. Courtesy of Norman Hummerstone a honprary RNSA Memebr. We lunched with former Guild of Printers who also gather .....

10 November 2014General

Pickle Night at Hornet Services Sailing Centre

East Coast

East Coast goes south A keen East Coast RNSA supporter was invited to attend Pickle Night at Hornet Services Sailing Club in Gosport. The ex Hornet wardroom was well decorated to .....

01 November 2014Social

WPCA and RNSA Layup Supper


Michael and his team put on a splendid event at Castle Cove SC which was well attended by both organisations Jacquie Shears and the kitchen staff brought everything together with good .....

26 October 2014General

Jolly Jack Tar and the Royal Navy Offshore Sailing Team are at the top

RC (Offshore)

Well done to Joe Henry and the rest of the Team for another couple of excellent results in the Hamble Winter Series...

23 October 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 9


The much reduced fleet were treated to relatively benign conditions for the final race of the season, although Electron V, the sailing officer of the day ensured all yachts finished .....

20 October 2014General

RNLI Yacht Safety Survey


Calling All Sailors! Please help the RNLI with new research Yacht sailors are being called on to help lifesaving charity the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) with important .....

18 October 2014Cruising

Peter's trip around Normandy taking in NL70


Another bid from Peter for this year's Portland Trophy!...

16 October 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 8


Much to the relief of the eight diehard vessels that came to the start line for the penultimate Wednesday race of the season, the band of torrential rain forecast to sweep down the .....

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04 November 2014General


The Sealift at Haslar Marina are offering an Xmas Special valid up until 15 December 2014. The deal is for a 25% discount on antifoul and hull polishing services. Please contact .....

21 October 2014Cruising


The crew or their Greenland courtesy flag after 2 seasons and over 8,000 miles of sailing in the high Arctic? "Cosmic Dancer", owned and sailed by RNSA member Clive Woodman and .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
07 Oct - 16 Dec 14 WPCA Tuesday Evening Talks Castle Cove Sailing Club
28 Nov 14 Portland Branch AGM WPNSA
09 Dec 14 Association of Service Yacht Clubs MoD MB London
07 Feb 15 ECB Mid Winter Dinner Holiday Inn, Chantry Park, Ipswich.
19 Feb 15 Finance and General Purposes RNSA library at 10 Haslar Marina
19 Feb 15 RNSA Flag Officers RNSA Office
21 Feb 15 Fitting Out Dinner 21 February 2015 Yacht Club Liverpool at Liverpool Marina
Feb 15 tbc RNSA Annual General Meeting, Prizegiving and Dinner Britannia Royal Naval College
06 Mar 15 Plymouth Branch Annual Dinner - Fri 6 Mar 15 Yealm Yacht Club
27 Mar 15 Pre-Season Buffet Supper Hornet SSC
03 - 05 Apr 15 Work Up Harwich and on to Titchmarsh Marina.
02 - 04 May 15 Crouch River Visit Burnham on Crouch and Fambridge