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East Coast Branch

An excellent self support group which allow RNSA members in the area to attend cruising events and meet socially during the year. The Branch covers the East Coast of England and the coastline along the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Traditionally the Woolwich Barrage marks the western boundary for East Coast and Medway Branches, handling over to the Upper Thames Branch. The Branch is a cruising organisation.

East Coast Branch News & Notices

15 February 2020Social

Winter Dinner -ECB's Mulled Wine saved from Storm Ciara by gracious TRUMPETER

East Coast

The RNSA-ECB pre-dinner mulled wine 'aboard' was about to be inconveniently disrupted by Storm Ciara, then HMS TRUMPETER stepped in with aplomb. The ECB's Winter Dinner at Ipswich .....

18 September 2019Cruising

Bradwell - 'Everything stops for Tide!'RNSA\RNVR YC Meeting 14/15 September 2019

East Coast

Bradwell is best visited by boat, as our frustrated engineers discovered. A perfect forecast of sunshine and light winds had the East Coast RNSA and RNVR YC making a rendez-vous at .....

27 August 2019Cruising

Wheedling out the secrets of the River Ore 23-26 August 2019

East Coast

The East Coast Branch Rally to Harwich then Aldeburgh and Orford must have received Arthur Ransome's blessing East Coasters discovered the remedy for a blistering Bank Holiday: 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 .....

24 June 2019Cruising

NL75 -An East Coast Perspective

East Coast

The organisation of the RNSA\RNVRYC Commemoration Service and the Dinner with the Mayor held special poignancy as the commemoration of D-Day moves from the last memories and eye-witness .....

02 June 2019Cruising

Calais Rally 2019

East Coast

The Little Ships Club yet again prove great hosts: Another year, another Calais Rally! Some late cancellations following engine, health and work problems resulted in three RNSA .....

08 May 2019Cruising

The Second Battle of Maldon (Vikings 1 Saxons 0 (Again!)

East Coast

The Heybridge Rally (4/5 May) attracted a rather unexpected series of defections but we took another lesson in history! The East Coast May Bank Holiday Rally was the subject of meticulous .....

06 February 2019Social

Winter Dinner on the East Coast

East Coast

Thoughts turned to the season ahead over mulled wine in Jacqui-B, followed by a splendid supper at the Last Anchor, Ipswich. With the light remains of snow about the East Coasters .....

12 December 2018Cruising

Operation Tinsel - Cambridge URNU cadets get a weekend afloat

East Coast

Each year the East Coast Branch takes CURNU cadets on a weekend sail. The Michaelmas and Lent Terms are ideal because they aren't plagued by exams 7-9 December found two East Coast .....

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 .....

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 .....

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 .....

East Coast Branch Events


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East Coast Branch Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Chairman and Branch Captain G Bryan 01223 314619 07746 290362
Hon Secretary David Whitby 01268 759245 07775 572890
Treasurer Mrs Vivien Ryser
Members representative Chris Jones 01621 850159
Committee Member Terry Corner 01473 730970 07711576843

About East Coast Branch


About the Royal Naval Sailing Association East Coast Branch

With no HM Naval Base in our area for a number of years we existed as a Unit rather than a Branch. However due to the level of activity and pressure from members the Unit was given Branch status.

We have 50 members on our mailing list but like all organisations the same people support our events. We are particularly pleased to be able to retain contact with our widowed section who describe themselves as ‘recently available’ or by some the ‘ladies who lunch’. An excellent self support group which allow those who have sailed to our events to continue to attend and mix with the sailors but they also meet socially during the year as a separate group.

We cover the East Coast of England and the coastline along the Counties of Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk. Our colleagues in the Medway Branch cover the Southern portion of the Thames Estuary and the County of Kent. Traditionally the Woolwich Barrage marks the western boundary for East Coast and Medway Branches, handling over to the Upper Thames Branch.

We are a cruising organisation. We have no moorings, no base although courtesy of West Mersea Yacht Club we hold our AGM there and visit a number of Clubs up and down the East Coast.

We hold a meet most months of the year, certainly from April through to October with a London Lunch and a mind Winter Dinner filing the November to March period. The Branch has a number of favourite meetings. The annual Calais Rally over the spring bank holiday, a trip to the River Orwell usually where we host the RNVR YC and a return match on the Blackwater or Colne and the RNVR YC host RNSA. A BBQ in West Mersea, courtesy of a member. The annual' Rifles' Lunch in November held at the Victory Services Club near Marble Arch Station and a Winter Dinner in a hotel or where the perennials can moor their boats to allow for overnight stays avoiding the drive home late at night on a winter’s night.

RNSA Members are entitled to use the facilities of any East Coast Club provided they sign in as visiting yachtsmen.

Visitors to the East Coast are particularly welcome at any of our events. See the Notices section of our web site for the 2018 dates. We look forward to meeting you and should we be able to help in any way please get in touch by phone or email. Details on the Committee page

Gale Bryan
Branch Captain and Chairman
Nov 17