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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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23 October 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 9

Portsmouth

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 .....

18 October 2014Cruising

Peter's trip around Normandy taking in NL70

Portland

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

16 October 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 8

Portsmouth

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)

Plymouth

Notes from the meetings...

14 October 2014General

Plymouth Branch Annual Prizegiving - Thursday 6 Nov 14 1830

Plymouth

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

Portland

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

Portsmouth

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 .....

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21 October 2014Cruising

Who

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

RNLI

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

Events.

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Date Event Venue
07 Oct - 16 Dec 14 WPCA Tuesday Evening Talks Castle Cove Sailing Club
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
Mar 15 tbc RNSA Flag Officers Meeting RNSA Library at 10 Haslar Marina
Mar 15 tbc RNSA Annual General Meeting, Prizegiving and Dinner Britannia Royal Naval College
03 - 05 Apr 15 Work Up Harwich and on to Titchmarsh Marina.