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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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20 September 2014Offshore

The Normandy Klepper Challenge & Stella Anne


Stella Anne (owned and skippered by RNSA Portland member Simon Duff) acted as safety and support boat for the Normandy Klepper Challenge, which comprised three collapsible canoes, .....

19 September 2014Social

Ladies that Lunch

East Coast

A group of East Coast ladies have banded together for mutual support having lost their respective partners and to continue to support the Branch and Assoication. These are the advance .....

18 September 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 4


"I can't believe I am sailing in shorts and a tee shirt on an evening more than midway through September" was a comment overheard last night following the fourth race of the Autumn .....

11 September 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 3


This is what autumn is about - 12-15 knots of wind, 10 yachts racing and a cracking sunset as a finale. Race 3 of the RNSA(P) autumn series had it all. Jolly Jack Tar the SOOD had .....

09 September 2014Cruising

Bradwell Yacht Meet 6/7 September 2014

East Coast

East Coast members joined with collegues from the RNVR YC for the return visit following the meeting hosted by RNSA at Woolverstone An unusually calm and still North Sea accompanied .....

04 September 2014Dinghies

RNSA(P) Woodcock Trophy


With light variable winds 10 Bosun Dinghies, making up 5 teams took to the water to compete for the Woodcock Trophy held at the Royal Navy Sailing Centre. The nineteen sailors were .....

04 September 2014Offshore

RNSA (P) Autumn Series - Race 2


Although a wonderful evening to be out on the water, the conditions of light airs and raging tides encouraged the smaller, slower boats to make an early break for the bar. Electron .....

02 September 2014General

HSSC Winter Berthing Offer


Valid from 1st October 2014 – 31st March 2015. Includes: Lift Out / Lift In / Use of Pressure Washer/ Storage in secure, fenced and walled area/ temporary membership of HSSC including .....

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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
22 - 26 Sep 14 JS Wave Championships Rhosneigr / Tiree tbc
22 - 23 Sep 14 Cancelled: Fleet Air Arm Dinghy Regatta Culdrose Sailing Centre, Falmouth
24 Sep 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line
25 Sep 14 Finance and General Purposes Meeting RNSA Main Office
28 Sep 14 Photos in the Bay Weymouth Bay
01 Oct 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line
Oct 14 tbc Laying up supper TBC
04 Oct - 05 May 14 UKWA National Championships - Cpurse Racing/Slalom/Masterblaster Stokes Bay Gosport
05 Oct 14 ILEX Trophy Solent
05 Oct 14 ILEX Trophy RNSC, Whale Island
06 Oct 14 South Coast Secretaries Meeting Royal Southampton Yacht Club
08 Oct 14 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point start line