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Welcome to the Royal Naval Sailing Association

Founded in 1935 the Royal Naval Sailing Association provides the means for interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates to enjoy the sport of sailing in all its forms – cruising, dinghies, offshore and inshore yacht racing, power boating and windsurfing. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves.

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14 November 2017General


PORTSMOUTH SMALL BOAT CHANNEL UPDATE At the recent Portsmouth Dockyard Port Forum QHM staff re-briefed the importance of all harbour users and in this case particularly the small boat .....

27 October 2017General


Please see the attached newsletter copied in pdf format. It contains the AGM details to be held on 17 February 2018 at HSSC. As well as the articles by our Vice Commodore, Rear Commodores .....

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31 October 2017General

Sealift 3 Haslar Marina Winter Special


Good discounts available so get a quote Up to 35%* Discount on Antifoul with Hull Cut & Polish services completed in November & December 2017, plus service vouchers valid .....

23 October 2017Meetings

October meeting minutes


Covering a new website, the new Branch RIB for moorings maintenance, a branch insurance quote received, steady growth in membership, the proposed appointment of a new Social Secretary .....

19 October 2017Meetings

September meeting minutes


Covering forthcoming committee changes, website review, the purchase of a moorings workboat and an update of RNSA change of status....

19 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9


As Geoff Goodwin remarked as Wizard sped past at 2 knots - "one week it's blowing 37 the next 3, can't you have a word with someone". The conditions were a trifle unfortunate considering .....

13 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8 - Cancelled


An early decision to cancel was taken based on existing conditions at midday together with the forecast. The race organiser noted 37 knots at Stokes Bay at race start time which I .....

10 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7


Apologies for the results delay, on my return from sunny Tenerife (eventually, no thanks to Monarch) I found my PC had stopped running HAL properly. However after much angst and loads .....

27 September 2017Cruising


East Coast

12 Boats met up in the Orwell for the last Rally of the Season Determined to make the best of the end-of season rally and given a spring tide and benign winds 12 RNVR YC and RNSA boats .....

27 September 2017Dinghies

Inter Service Keelboat Championships for the Coningham Cup: 16-17 Sep 17

RC (Dinghies)

The RN team dominated the weekend's sailing to finish 1st and 2nd to become Inter Service Keelboat Champions and winners of the Coningham Cup! Racing in Sonars from the Island Sailing .....

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Date Event Venue
29 Nov 17 RNSA Portsmouth Branch AGM and End of Season Prize Giving Hornet Services Sailing Club
30 Nov 17 Portland Branch AGM WPNSA
10 Feb 18 Winter Dinner Last Anchor Ipswich
10 Feb 18 Rifles Lunch Victory Services Club
Feb 18 tbc Holt Cup TBC
03 Mar 18 10th Anniversary Lunch Leander Club, Henley on Thames, RG9 2LP
30 Mar - 01 Apr 18 'Work up!' Harwich + Titchmarsh + Levington
19 - 24 Apr 18 Zeebrugge Raid Commemoration Zeebrugge (Weather Dependent)
19 - 20 Apr 18 Inter Services Team Racing Championships Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir
05 - 07 May 18 Queenborough Queenborough
24 - 29 May 18 RS Eurocup Carnac, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
25 - 28 May 18 Calais Calais