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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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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 .....

15 October 2014General

Plymouth Branch Committee Meeting Minutes (Jul and Sep 14)


Notes from the meetings...

14 October 2014General

Plymouth Branch Annual Prizegiving - Thursday 6 Nov 14 1830


At the Royal Western Yacht Club. Presentation of the prizes for Offshore, Dinghies and Single Handed race series. Wine and nibbles will be available and the bar will be open. It .....

12 October 2014Cruising

East Coast hold their AGM

East Coast

Memebrs and friends gathered at the West Mersea Yacht Club on Saturday evening to review 2014 and make plans for 2015. The East Coast Branch met at West Mersea Yacht Club for its annual .....

11 October 2014Cruising

The Reluctant Anchor Watchman


A sardonic look at anchoring. Why would anyone choose to pass by a marina and head for that quiet little anchorage that offers no facilities, no chance to charge the batteries .....

05 October 2014Offshore

RNSA win the ILEX Trophy


The annual battle between the Royal Engineers and Portsmouth branch was won by yachts Electron V, Excitable and Wild Blue competing in light conditions on the Solent. Full news item .....

02 October 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 6


The shorts and T shirts remain on display as the unseasonably warm weather continues into October. Although as the nights draw in it is difficult to set a course that doesn't have .....

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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 .....

20 October 2014General


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 .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
07 Oct - 16 Dec 14 WPCA Tuesday Evening Talks Castle Cove Sailing Club
18 - 25 Oct 14 Weymouth Speed Week 2014 - Inter-Services Speed Competition Portland Harbour
25 Oct - 26 May 14 UKWA Slalom/Masterblast Weymouth/WPNSA
25 Oct 14 Laying up supper CCSC
06 Nov 14 Central Committee Meeting Hullavington Officers Mess
06 Nov 14 Plymouth Branch Annual Prizegiving - Thursday 6 Nov 14 at 1830 Royal Western Yacht Club
19 Nov 14 Association of Service Yacht Clubs MoD MB London
21 Nov 14 Rifles Lunch Davies Street, London
28 Nov 14 Branch AGM WPNSA
Jan 15 tbc ECB Mid Winter Dinner Holiday Inn, Chantry Park, Ipswich.
19 Feb 15 Finance and General Purposes RNSA library at 10 Haslar Marina
21 Feb 15 Fitting Out Dinner 21 February 2015 Yacht Club Liverpool at Liverpool Marina