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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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30 July 2018General


Excellent navigation practice, enough wind to sail, warm and clear skies, varied port stops, and enough brown sauce to replace water. Boat checks and food shopping done, we set .....

24 July 2018General


Members who read my editorial in the recent Journal will have noted that I announced to the Committee my intention to step down as your General Secretary after a wonderful decade in .....

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10 August 2018Social

Is your mooring safe?


A talk by EYE Marine about moorings...

08 August 2018Cruising

Fox's Two Rivers foxes the URNU

East Coast

Each Year Fox's Marina Yacht Club arranges a fun race around six pubs on the banks of the Orwell and Stour Every Year the wily folk at the Fox's Marina Yacht Club (FMYC) organise their .....

02 August 2018Cruising

West Mersea BBQ, Saturday, 28 July - Murmurings from the North Sea!

East Coast

Vivien Ryser, our longtime Treasurer invites the East Coasters each year to a swimming Barbeque at her home, Alfa House in West Mersea. After almost four months of benign, indeed .....

26 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 9


Ideal conditions for the final race of the Summer Series except perhaps for the honking tide greeted the small fleet to contest the final podium places. Sunshine set the course of .....

23 July 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Thursday Dinghy Series Final


Fifth and final evening of racing for Portsmouth Dinghy Sailors in the series Thursday night saw 7 boats out for the final races of the series. Lee Bichard of the RN Watersports Centre .....

19 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 8


With boats away competing in Cork Week and others on holiday the penultimate race of the Summer Series was poorly supported, however unsurprisingly all the boats in contention for .....

13 July 2018General

Commodore's Invitational Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

On Thursday and Friday an RNSA team competed at the inaugural Commodore’s Invitational Regatta at the Royal Yacht Squadron racing against other notable yacht and sailing clubs from .....

11 July 2018General

RYS Cdre Invitation Cup


Elite RNSA Team at RYS Cdre Invitation Cup ...

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
04 Jan - 23 Nov 18 RNSC Portsmouth 2018 programme RNSC Portsmouth, Whale Island
28 Mar - 17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) WEDNESDAY SERIES Gilkicker point
31 Mar - 30 Sep 18 Clyde Branch RYA Training courses The Clyde
28 Jul - 28 Aug 18 BBQ West Mersea
18 - 22 Aug 18 RS400 National Championships WPNSA, Weymouth
20 - 24 Aug 18 RS 200 National Championships WPNSA, Weymouth
22 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point
25 - 27 Aug 18 Woodbridge & Ramsholt Deben - Woodbridge and Ramsholt
29 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point
01 Sep - 03 Jun 18 RNSA Plymouth to Salcombe race Salcombe
01 - 02 Sep 18 Plymouth - Salcombe-Plymouth Races - Ullman series Plymouth / Salcombe
02 - 07 Sep 18 Ex SOLENT SPLASH The Solent