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Portsmouth Branch



The Branch has an annual programme of racing organised in the Solent and Offshore and an active Cruising Group which has several rallies every year. There is an thriving Windsurfing community including several very experienced Instructors who utilise the Army facilities at Thorney Island. Dinghy sailing is mostly concentrated on the Royal Navy Sailing Centre at Whale Island where they provide a full spectrum of training courses. The Branch has 285 moorings.

Portsmouth Branch News & Notices

12 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 7

Portsmouth

6 yachts turned out for a light airs race. JJT was away to compete in the Beaufort Cup in Cork and a few others were on holiday or wanted to watch a strange contest where 22 men kick .....

05 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 6

Portsmouth

A warm sunny light airs race where the tide made all the difference Heather Tarr reporting as Ric is on holiday. Kit Buck has very kindly run the results for us and these are below: Pos .....

04 July 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Baring Cup Report

Portsmouth

Dinghy handicap race around Portsmouth harbour Ten boats entered today’s Baring Cup race around Portsmouth harbour. A mixed fleet of Bosuns, Picos, Fusions and Lasers competed in the .....

30 June 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Handicap Series Evening 3

Portsmouth

Thursday evenings - any dinghy handicap racing Seven boats took to the water on Thursday for the 3rd of 5 racing evenings. Two short windward/leeward races were run from a start/finish .....

29 June 2018General

DIN released for Exercise Caribbean Express 2018-19

Portsmouth

2018DIN07-076 (attached) JSASTC will provide a range of challenging offshore sailing experiences within exercise CARIBBEAN EXPRESS (ex CE). This exercise is a demanding expeditionary .....

28 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 5

Portsmouth

A delightful evening for a sail. Warm sunshine and a gentle 10 knots of south easterly breeze. Tinker T took over SOOD duties in the absence of Kurketrekker and set a course of a run .....

21 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 4

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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 .....

07 June 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 2

Portsmouth

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 .....

31 May 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 1

Portsmouth

The yachts competing in the RNSA(P) Wednesday series could be forgiven for thinking it was the start of the Autumn not the Summer Series as they made their way out of foggy Portsmouth .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
04 Jan - 23 Nov 18 RNSC Portsmouth 2018 programme RNSC Portsmouth, Whale Island Dinghies
28 Mar - 17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) WEDNESDAY SERIES Gilkicker point Offshore
07 Jun - 19 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Thursday Evening Dinghy Series RNSC Whale Island, Portsmouth Dinghies
11 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Offshore
18 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Offshore
25 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Offshore
22 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point Offshore
29 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point Offshore
02 - 07 Sep 18 Ex SOLENT SPLASH The Solent General
05 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point Offshore
12 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point Offshore
12 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Fleet Commander's Cup Bosun Fleet Racing - RN Watersports Activity Centre, HMS EXCELLENT Dinghies
19 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point Offshore
26 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point Offshore
03 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Offshore
10 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Offshore
17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Offshore

Portsmouth Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Acting Branch Captain Cdr David Wright RN 07714 096554 wrightdi@theiet.org
Secretary Lt Oli Mulcahy 023 9272 3367 oliver.mulcahy627@mod.uk
Treasurer Mrs Tricia Oakley 023 9278 5157 07780 717319 oakph30@gmail.com
Chairman Yacht Sub Ctte Lt Joe Johnson 02392 542415 Joe.Johnson138@mod.uk
Chairman Dinghy Sub Ctte Lt Matt Irwin 01329 333203 07765078794 navyoptrg-mwswsntun3@mod.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Mr Haydn Chappell 01420544422 hcmvs@btinternet.com
Communications Vacant - awaiting volunteer replacement Contact Branch Captain
RNSC Whale Island laision Lee Bichard 023 9254 7296 Lee.Bichard101@mod.gov.uk
Moorings Secretary Jon Glass 02392 504743 moorings@rnsa.org.uk
Your Local Contact Ships' Representatives - Please contact "Sec" or "Comms" for Ships' Representative details

About Portsmouth Branch

About

Yachting

For Yachtsmen there are establishment yachts to charter and a programme of racing organised in the Solent and Offshore from Spring to early Autumn and an active Cruising Group which has several rallies every year and produces Gossip, a newsletter which is distributed to registered members by email. There is also the opportunity to take RYA recognised training courses and examinations.

Moorings

RNSA Moorings (Portsmouth) has a wide variety of moorings including walk ashore marina type, midstream pontoons as well as deep water swinging moorings, available to members at competitive rates. . Contact the Moorings Secretary on 02392 504743 or moorings@rnsa.org.uk for more details and latest availability.

Windsurfing

There is an active Windsurfing community including several very experienced Instructors who utilise the Army facilities at Thorney Island. The courses range from complete novices up to advanced level and can also include an introduction to racing.

Dinghy Sailing

Dinghy sailing is mostly concentrated on the Royal Navy Sailing Centre at Whale Island where, as well as a full spectrum of training courses, we run inter establishment racing evenings and RYA Power boat courses.

Branch Membership

All RN and RM personnel serving in the area are deemed to be RNSA Branch Members and are welcome to come and join in our activities.