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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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19 June 2018Offshore


Follow the teams on yellow tracker (see the link below) as they race to Plymouth. This will also be live for the return leg on Friday. The SOR started yesterday with a race from the .....

15 June 2018General


The Association is looking for an experienced individual to take RNSA forward as a leading Royal Navy sports body, delivering high quality watersports activity to serving and former-serving .....

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21 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 4


An eight boat turnout with a bit of breeze for a change, but the fleet was missing the J109's battling for Service honours down in Plymouth. Sunshine, the SOOD set a course of a beat .....

15 June 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Handicap Series Evening 2


Any boat handicap racing in Portsmouth Harbour Ideal conditions for the two races this evening with Force 3-4 Westerly breeze and glorious sunshine. Six boats on the water for two .....

14 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 3


Tinker T struggling to escape the clutches of the sticky mud in her berth in Dolphin Pool half an hour before low water feared they might not be the only victims of low tide, and thus .....

11 June 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Handicap Series Evening 1


Thursday evenings - any dinghy handicap racing Five intrepid RNSA sailors set out on Thursday in the first of five RNSA(P) Dinghy Handicap race evenings. In a light SSE breeze .....

11 June 2018General

Fox's Two Rivers - Saturday 4th August 2018

RC (Cruising)

Use your navigation and sailing skills to complete the course of navigational marks on the River's Orwell and Stour. ...

10 June 2018General

Jolly Jack Tar Portsmouth Champion

RC (Offshore)

Jolly Jack Tar(JJT) this weekend has become the Portsmouth regatta J109 Champion. With a mixed Royal Navy crew, skippered by CPO Joe Henry, JJT competed in a field of 9 J109's in .....

07 June 2018Cruising

St Mawes RNSA Visitors Mooring


Update on the use of the visitors mooring at St Mawes and RNSA overnight mooring concession on other St Mawes moorings RNSA Mooring St Mawes E11 The RNSA mooring in St Mawes is .....

07 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 2


The historical wind graph on Spitbank Fort showed how lucky the yachts competing in the RNSA(P) Summer Series race 2 were. A breeze of up to 9 knots appearing at 1830 and disappearing .....

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
07 Jun - 19 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Thursday Evening Dinghy Series RNSC Whale Island, Portsmouth
15 - 17 Jun 18 2018 South West 3 "Peaks" Yacht Race St Mawes to Plymouth
16 Jun 18 Gosport Charity Pursuit In and Around the Solent
16 - 17 Jun 18 Yarmouth Trophy Race / Rally 2018 Yarmouth
16 - 17 Jun 18 Yarmouth Trophy Gilkicker Point to Yarmouth
18 - 23 Jun 18 Services Offshore Regatta Solent and Offshore Race to Plymouth
20 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point
21 - 22 Jun 18 Inter Services Keelboats Match Racing Royal Yacht Squadron, Cowes
23 Jun 18 Upstream Lunch The Swan, Pangbourne, RG8 7DU