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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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01 September 2014Social

POSTPONED NW and IOM Cocktail Party September 2014

NW and IoM

Not enough members to make the event viable....

30 August 2014General

Sailing Instructions - Salcombe race (2H and FC) 2014


As part of the Ullman Sails Plymouth Race Series, RNSA will be sponsoring the outbound leg of a round trip race to Salcombe....

28 August 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 1


The RNSA(P) Autumn series opening race was punctuated by a dramatic dismasting, though fortunately without crew injury. Eight boats made it to the start line off Gilkicker, not quite .....

28 August 2014General



LIFT, HIGH PRESSURE HULL WASH, BLOCK OFF, STORAGE & RE-LAUNCH. Valid 1st October 2014 to 29th March 2015. To make a booking please complete the booking form in the attached pdf .....

23 August 2014Offshore

Portland Series 2 Final race.


Lovely conditions to finish with. A NW force 3 and a similar, but shorter, course as last week. The pre-start was eventful as the Red Arrows shot across the harbour in close formation .....

19 August 2014General


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


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 .....

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26 August 2014Dinghies


This year the RNSA Sports boat, Sail Navy, was entered as an entirely youth team for Cowes Week. The week allowed the team to develop their racing knowledge and teamwork, the culmination .....

26 August 2014Cruising


The highlight of the 2014 season was an effort to show the Essex members the delights of a Suffolk River. One of two with a bar and special local chartlets entry is infrequently attempted. The .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
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
05 - 07 Sep 14 Autumn Windsurfing Festival and National Windsurfing Festival Hayling Island
08 - 12 Sep 14 RAFSA Regatta Solent
10 Sep 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point start line
12 - 21 Sep 14 Southampton Boat Show Southampton
13 - 14 Sep 14 Southport 24 Southport
13 - 14 Sep 14 Plymouth Cruisers Meet Fowey
13 - 14 Sep 14 Overnight in Lulworth Lulworth Cove
17 Sep 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point start line