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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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18 April 2018General


At the lodgers meeting today (18 April) the security officer requested that members adhere to the rules that require you to inform the guardroom of any visitors 24 hours in advance. .....

21 February 2018Dinghies


RN Inter Region Team Racing Championship 2018 This weekend saw 28 sailors from across the country compete for the title of RN Inter Region Dinghy Team Racing Champions. Regional squads .....

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19 April 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 4


Warm sunshine and a solid breeze, what more can a yacht racing crew wish for? Perhaps a tad less tide. So was it nine or eight boats on the start line at Gilkicker? My mathematically .....

18 April 2018Dinghies

RNSA (Portsmouth) Woodcock Trophy Wed 2 May 18


Bosun fleet racing - bring a novice sailor! The Woodcock Trophy will be help on Wed 2 May 18 as a Bosun dinghy Fleet Race around the harbour. Approximate timings are below - see the .....

14 April 2018Meetings

April meeting minutes


Covering the results of the recent moorings inspection, the proposed cruising activity, the possibility of RYA Powerboat courses for future drivers of the branch RIB, planned social .....

13 April 2018Windsurfing

Nic Dodd hands over Rear Commodore Windsurfing to Trish Kohn

RC (Windsurfing)

Nic Dodd retires as Rear Commodore Windsurfing after three years in post and reflects on his time in his annual AGM report REAR COMMODORE WINDSURFING – AGM REPORT 2017 was another .....

12 April 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 3


After the high winds and rain forcing cancellation of race 2 it was a delight to have a decent breeze and a bit of sunshine to cheer the small fleet gathered at Gilkicker for race .....

05 April 2018General

Plymouth Branch Annual Dinner 28 April 2018


The Plymouth Branch Annual Dinner will be held on Saturday 28 April 2018 at the Yealm yacht club. The dinner is being held in conjunction with the first cruising meet of the season. .....

05 April 2018Cruising

East Coast 'Work up'

East Coast

Each year we cajole our boats out of refit by an 'early' work up around the Orwell Estuary...and the promise of some fun in the 'Backwaters'. Do you have the rule - "fix it in a day .....

29 March 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 1


The organiser of the RNSA(P) Wednesday evening race series heaved a big sigh of relief as the abysmal weather forecast from early in the week of strong winds and rain was replaced .....

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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
19 - 24 Apr 18 Zeebrugge Raid Commemoration(at Zeebrugge) Zeebrugge (Weather Dependent)
19 - 20 Apr 18 Inter Services Team Racing Championships Oxford Sailing Club, Farmoor Reservoir
20 - 29 Apr 18 Pirates in the Sun 2018 Sailing Adventure Training French Riviera. Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Nice etc
22 Apr 18 ILEX TROPHY Eastern Solent
23 Apr 18 Zeebrugge 100 (Dover Contingent) Dover
25 Apr 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point
28 Apr 18 Plymouth Branch Annual Dinner Yealm Yacht Club
28 - 29 Apr 18 Plymouth Branch First Cruising Meeting Yealm River
02 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point