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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

EX

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

Commodore

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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13 September 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 4

Portsmouth

Wow! The light and shifty northerlies may not have been exactly what the Autumn Series fleet wanted to sail in but the wonderful sunset presented on the inbound leg showed that natural .....

06 September 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3

Portsmouth

A race with a little bit of everything just to show there can be added excitement in even a mundane RNSA(P) evening race series! The fleet missing only Sunshine away on holiday gathered .....

01 September 2018General

Plymouth to Salcombe and return race results

Plymouth

Plymouth to Salcombe and return race results...

30 August 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 2

Portsmouth

As the crews prepared their boats for the second race of the Autumn Series there were already ominous signs. The steady north westerly which had been blowing at 12 - 14 knots all afternoon .....

29 August 2018Cruising

In the Trade - a glimpse into the Backwaters and Backstreets of Woodbridge

East Coast

Woodbridge and the Deben brought out five East Coast boats, and they didn't let a Force 7 stand in the way of a Royal Yacht supper afloat. Well, the East Coast Branch crammed a beauty .....

26 August 2018General

NL75. 75th Anniversary of Normandy Landings 6th June 1944

RC (Cruising)

Every five years the annual commemorations step up a level. 2019 is expected to be no different. Preliminary planning is underway with assitance from Mike Morgan, RNVR YC and Gale .....

24 August 2018General

Clyde Branch 2018 season closing lunch. Date: 30th September

Clyde

RNSA Clyde Branch - 2018 season closing lunch Cecchini's Italian Bar Bistro RNSA Clyde Branch - 2018 season closing lunch. Date: 30th September Time: 12 till 4 pm At .....

24 August 2018General

Clyde Branch Final Muster to Portavadie Date 15th September

Clyde

Rendezvous and Cruise to Portavadie. Rally point 1 nautical mile south of Toward Point Lighthouse. Time: starts at 10 am sharp The RNSA Clyde Branch Closing muster. Cruise .....

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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
15 - 16 Sep 18 RNVR YC & RNSA EAST COASTERS RALLY Bradwell
15 Sep 18 RNSA Clyde Branch Cruising - Rendezvous and Cruise to Portavadie. Cruise to Portavadie.
17 Sep 18 Finance and General Purposes Committee Meeting RNSA Office/Library 10 Haslar Marina, Haslar Road, Gosport, Hampshire PO12 1NU
19 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point
22 - 23 Sep 18 Inter Services Asymmetric Championships Army Inshore Sail Training Centre, Thorney Island
26 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point
26 Sep 18 Is your boat safe? WPNSA at 1930
30 Sep 18 RNSA Clyde Branch - 2018 season closing lunch. Venue: Cecchini’s Restaurant and Bar at Ardrossan Marina.
03 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point