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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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31 July 2014Offshore

RNSA Late Summer Series Race 9


. An excellent evening for the final race of the ‘Late Summer Series’ with a blow of between 16 and 20 knots from the southwest. An interesting and challenging course was set with .....

30 July 2014Dinghies

Dinghy Team - Lake Garda Eurocup


The RN Dinghy Team safely arrive at Lake Garda for the RS Eurocup After a long trip through most of Europe and next to 24 hours on the road, the RN Dinghy Team arrived at Lake Garda .....

29 July 2014Social



Monday 04 August 2014 at the Sir Max Aitken Museum, The Prospect, 83 High Street The party will start at 1900 and as usual there will be eight different finger foods plus sandwiches .....

26 July 2014General

Jolly Jack Tar - J Cup

RC (Offshore)

After 2 days of racing we have got a 1st a 2nd and a few mid fleet results, sitting in 5th overall with it all to play for today. 3 races and determination to improve our place overall. .....

25 July 2014Offshore

RNSA Late Summer Series Race 8


. The day started with a fair breeze that if continued would have lead to an extremely enjoyable evening race. However, that was not to be: by 1815 the wind had dropped to almost zero .....

25 July 2014General

Iceland to UK - Mate with RYA Offshore qualification needed


A JSASTC 67 is sailing from Reykjavik to Oban on 25 August with a planned arrival date of 06 Sept. Required one serving Offshore Skipper to be the mate for a highly experienced Ocean .....

23 July 2014Social

North West, North Wales and Isle of Man with RNVRYC Cocktail Party 20 Sept 2104

NW and IoM

To be held at HMS Eaglet, by kind permission of the Commanding Officer. Timing 1900 - 2030 Wine, soft drinks and canapes Cost £15-00. Cheques to C G Loughran Althaven Moorhouses Hightown Liverpool .....

20 July 2014Cruising

Jupiter Point Meet 26 Jul 14


Plymouth RNSA Cruising Group will meet at Jupiter Point for a BBQ Sat 26 Jul 14 and names of attendees plus boat lengths are read by Cruising Sec NLT cop Mon 21 Jul. Plymouth RNSA .....

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07 July 2014General


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 .....

30 May 2014General


The RNSA website has just been re-launched in a new “mobile friendly” format. At the same time the website has been moved to to align with the e mail addresses now .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
18 Jul - 22 Aug 14 RNSA/RDYC Friday Racing - series 2 Portland harbour
01 - 03 Aug 14 Lyme Regis cruise Lyme Bay
02 - 08 Aug 14 Cowes Week Cowes
02 - 09 Aug 14 Cowes Week Solent
03 - 08 Aug 14 2000 National Championships Exe Sailing Club
04 Aug 14 COWES' WEEK - RNSA ANNUAL COCKTAIL PARTY - Monday 4th August The Sir Max Aitken Museum, The Prospect, 83 High Street, Cowes Isle of Wight, PO31 7AJ
09 Aug 14 Branch BBQ West Mersea
17 - 21 Aug 14 RS 200 Nationals Hayling Island
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