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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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07 July 2019General


A scratch team consisting of RNSA 'execs' and talented RN offshore/dinghy sailors won a short 2 day RYS regatta 3-4 Jul in J70s against other invited yacht/sailing clubs. Race results .....

05 July 2019General


Please read the attached letter which provides an important update on RNSA's jouney towards charitable status...

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22 August 2019General

Exciting opportunity for Trafalgar Night Speaker


A member who resides in Madeira is looking for a speaker on 19th October at a dinner in support of the Portuguese Armed Forces Charity. The dinner will be held at the Old Gunpowder .....

22 August 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 1


A cracking sailing evening to start the Autumn Series with the gales and rain of Cowes Week a fast fading memory. Despite perfect sailing conditions of sunshine and 9-11 knots of south .....

21 August 2019General

Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

The Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta organised by the Army Sailing Association will be held 14-15 Sep 19 at Thorney Island. This is the final event of the 3 x Inter-Services Dinghy .....

19 August 2019General

Disposal of MOD Dinghies


From the RN Sailing manager - The disposal of the old MoD Dinghies has been going really well and I hope those that have taken advantage of the scheme have realised what a great idea .....

11 August 2019General

Britannia Yacht Club News

Britannia Yacht Club

BYC Relaunch - Update Steady progress is being made in re-invigorating and updating the BYC. We now have an active committee comprising interested parties from all corners of the .....

09 August 2019Cruising

Sortie to West Mersea - Vivien's BBQ - 3 August 2019

East Coast

Our annual Barbecue and Swimming Test at Vivien's Alpha House drew upon the social awareness needed to cope with exceptional spring tides If you were an oyster you couldn't fare much .....

02 August 2019General

Winter Layup and storage under the RNSA Clyde deal at the Clyde Marina


Winter Layup, Storage Ashore. Winter Package, Lift Out and Inn. To all Clyde Branch members who own yachts. You are reminded that the Clyde Branch has a special deal with preferential .....

02 August 2019General

Plymouth Branch - appeal for new committee members


The Plymouth Branch Committee needs new members to take on roles for Offshore Secretary, Port of Plymouth Sailing Association (PPSA) Representative and a Manager for the J80 Jackaroo. .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
19 - 21 Aug 19 Powerboat Course Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
21 Aug 19 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point
22 Aug 19 Paddleboarding Course Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
23 - 26 Aug 19 In Company to the Ore (Aldeburgh and Orford) Aldeburgh and Orford
23 - 27 Aug 19 Dinghy Sailing Course Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
24 Aug 19 Plymouth to Dartmouth Offshore Race Plymouth - Dartmouth
24 - 27 Aug 19 Dartmouth Royal Regatta Sailing Week Dartmouth/Dittisham
24 - 25 Aug 19 National Cup Championships- 5 - Pwllheli Abererch Sands Holiday Centre
28 - 29 Aug 19 RYA Performance Sailing Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth. PO2 8ER
28 Aug 19 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point
30 - 31 Aug 19 JJT/Jackaroo Dartmouth Regatta Dartmouth
31 Aug - 01 Sep 19 Windsurfing Start Courses Thorney Island Army Sail Training Centre