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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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19 August 2014General

EAST COAST HELPS OUT - OPERATION BUOYANT CADET

East Coast

From our foreign correspondent. East Coast RNSA memebrs help out the Army by providing a summer expedition across the North Sea to the infrequently visited harbour of Zeebrugge. Faced .....

17 August 2014Offshore

Portland Race 4 Series 2

Portland

Perfect conditions! A northerly force 3, flat water across the bay, a beautiful sunset and visibility allowing the ledges on St Albans to be seen in the sunshine. Matt French as .....

15 August 2014Cruising

Meet the Navy

East Coast

The Branch is prefixing its Bank Hoilday cruise to the River Deben with a drinks reception for the crew of the RN inshore survey vessel currently surveying the Harwich Haven and its .....

11 August 2014Cruising

Dare you question those in authority?

Portland

The clock turns back 30 years when Peter hears a radio warning of live firing Time and date supplemental – position 10nm west of Portland Bill, heading 080°, SOG 7knots, visibility .....

11 August 2014Dinghies

Nat and Darren Just Miss Podium

Central

Nat and Darren Roach are just beaten into 4th place at the 2000 Nationals at Exe SC In a very close competition at the 2000 Nationals held at Exe SC last week (4-9 Aug) Nat Roach .....

11 August 2014Cruising

Branch Summer Barbeque

East Coast

Continuing the Ryser family tradition of hospitality 12 members gathered on Merse Island to enjoy the ambiance and hospitality of the Ryser family. 12 members gathered on Mersea Island .....

10 August 2014Offshore

Portland Race 3 Series 2

Portland

More rain and less wind! But an increasing breeze through the evening, albeit in fading light, made for a pleasant sail around the harbour, while spotting the buoys became trickier .....

09 August 2014Cruising

Unexpected muster

NW and IoM

RNSA boats in Portavadie on 4 August 2014 By chance Islay, Vince Sweeney - Aoife, Don Smith and Kiribilli RNVRYC were in Portavadie. Don was returning to Conwy to complete his cruise .....

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12 August 2014General

Maritime

A letter has been received detailing the Maritime and Coastal Search and Rescue coordination changes in Sussex, Hampshire, Isle of Wight, Dorset and Devon. In September, the new National .....

07 July 2014General

RNSA

Please see the attached pdf file containing short reports from all the Rear Commodores and Branch Captains. The summer newsletter includes an advertisement for the RNSA Cowes party .....

Forthcoming Events

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Date Event Venue
22 - 25 Aug 14 West Country Mini Cruise Torbay
23 - 27 Aug 14 Torbay Regatta Week Torbay
23 - 25 Aug 14 Suffolk Rivers Harwich 23, Woodbridge Tide Mill 24, Ramsholt/Bawdsey 25,
23 - 25 Aug 14 Cruise to Poole Weymouth Bay
24 - 28 Aug 14 RS 400 Nationals Mounts Bay
25 - 29 Aug 14 North West Europe Forces Windsurfing Championships Renesse
27 Aug 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point start line
29 - 31 Aug 14 Dartmouth Royal Regatta Meet BRNC Bouys
03 Sep 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point start line
03 Sep 14 Dinghy Race - Woodcock Trophy RNSC
04 - 05 Sep 14 RN Dinghy Championships LOSSC
05 - 07 Sep 14 Autumn Windsurf Festival and National Windsurfing Festival Hayling Island