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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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12 October 2018General


The RNSA J109 Jolly Jack Tar has entered the Hamble Winter series and looking to widen the net from purely serving personnel for crew as this is a non-service event. If you would .....

27 September 2018Dinghies


Over the weekend of 22-23 Sep the ASA hosted the Gold Cup and Inter Services Asymmetrics Champs at Thorney. Over the two days 6 races were completed resulting in an Army helm (with .....

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18 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9


The final race of the Series and the season as far as Wednesday evenings go contained all the anticipated drama as the series podium went down to the wire. In the very light airs the .....

15 October 2018Meetings


East Coast

The East Coast AGM on 13 October was a delightful occasion at the West Mersea Yacht Club (WMYC) Accompanied by a truly excellent WMYC Dinner, East Coasters enjoyed a review of the .....

11 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8


The penultimate race of the RNSA(P) Autumn Series and indeed of the 2018 season produced some great sailing conditions. Unseasonal warmth and an easterly wind of around 18 knots easing .....

05 October 2018General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7 Results


On my return from hols I have now managed to get the results onto the server. Many thanks to Kit and Heather for their efforts in keeping competitors up to date during my absence. .....

04 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 6


A short course in light airs. COURSE: DARLING (P), BROWNDOWN (S), STOKES BAY WEST (S), DARLING (S), FINISH Heather Tarr reporting in Ric's absence Race results courtesy of Kit Buck Another .....

27 September 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 5


Light airs and full springs; a busy Solent full of obstacles COURSE: DARLING (P), STOKES BAY CENTRAL (P), KEMPS (P), DARLING (S), FINISH Heather Tarr reporting in Ric's absence Race .....

21 September 2018Cruising

Bradwell - where North meets South in the East.

East Coast

The RNVR YC and RNSA second rendez-vous of the year took place at Bradwell 15-16 September What is it about a tiny village perched next to a defunct nuclear power station with a two .....

19 September 2018General



Valid from 1st week in October 2018- 1st week in March 2019 The RNSA deal this year is £795.00 including VAT for boats 12m or less. For boats over 12m the offer is 10% discount .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
04 Jan - 23 Nov 18 RNSC Portsmouth 2018 programme RNSC Portsmouth, Whale Island
16 Oct - 04 Dec 18 Weymouth & Portland Cruising Association Winter Talks Programme Castle Cove SC at 2000
17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point
03 Nov 18 AGM and Winter Lunch The Swan, Walton on Thames, KT12 2PF
08 Nov 18 Plymouth Prize giving Royal Western Yacht club
19 Nov 18 Central Committee Meeting Hornet Services Sailing Club, Haslar, Gosport
23 Nov 18 'Rifles' Lunch VSC London Victory Services Club
Nov 18 tbc Association of Service Yacht Clubs tbc
28 Nov 18 RNSA Portsmouth Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving Hornet Services Sailing Club (Fabrosa Room)
28 Jan 19 Finance and General Purposes Meeting RNSA Office
28 Jan 19 Events Co-ordination Meeting RNSA Office
02 Feb 19 Winter Dinner Ipswich Last Anchor Ipswich