Slide 3

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

23 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 3

Portsmouth

Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour The third and final race coaching session took place in Portsmouth tonight from RNSC. Four boats (2 Hartleys, a Fusion and an RS200) took part in .....

23 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 9

Portsmouth

The slightly depleted fleet, missing 3 yachts, gathered at Gilkicker to decide who would top the podium for the Spring Series. In reality a crunch match between Jolly Jack Tar and .....

16 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 2

Portsmouth

Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Twelve RNSA sailors took to the water for some race training in RNSA owned Hartley 15s and Fusions from RNSC, Whale Island. The training was led .....

16 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 8

Portsmouth

The cool Easterly had been blowing all day at 12 to 15 knots but right on cue as the Wednesday racing fleet gathered at Gilkicker down it went to 5 knots with the Solent to the west .....

09 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 1

Portsmouth

Evening of dinghy race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Eight dinghy sailors gathered in Portsmouth this evening for some race coaching. RC(Dinghies) Cdr Andy Wood delivered a short .....

09 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 7

Portsmouth

Although it had been blowing dogs off chains in the Solent all day the forecast wind models indicated a moderation in the eastern Solent around 1800 therefore the series organiser .....

02 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 6

Portsmouth

Ten yachts of the regular fleet of eleven mustered at Gilkicker for the sixth race of the Spring series. Fortunately the spasmodic rainfall had died away and a light southwesterly .....

25 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 5

Portsmouth

What a change from the glorious Easter weekend, temperatures down to 12 degrees and a looming black cloud that looked rain filled. But at least there was breeze. With the wind due .....

23 April 2019Dinghies

RNSA (Portsmouth) Dinghy Racing Programme 2019

Portsmouth

Races from RN Sailing Centre, HMS EXCELLENT The 2019 Dinghy Racing Programme is now available online via RNSA website. There will be several races this year held on either Wednesday .....

18 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 4

Portsmouth

Whilst half a mile inland all was sunny and warm arrival on the Solent coast brought on shivers in the cold very murky fog. As the yachts gathered their teams ready for the sail to .....

11 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 3

Portsmouth

Despite the cool north easterly it was a cracking evening for a sail with plenty of sunshine and another great sunset thrown in. With the late withdrawal of Jolly Jack Tar with gear .....

04 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 2

Portsmouth

Cold! How is this Spring I mused as with teeth chattering amidst a crew yawning competition we took the long low water route to Gilkicker. Things perked up a bit once we were in the .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Please click here to see the events calendar.

Portsmouth Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Branch Captain Cdr Gavin Marshall RN
Yacht Ctte Secretary Arthur Baldwin 02392 542099 Arthur.Baldwin147@mod.gov.uk
Treasurer Mrs Tricia Oakley 023 9278 5157 07780 717319 oakph30@gmail.com
Chairman Yacht Sub Ctte Gapped 02392 542415
Chairman Dinghy Sub Ctte Lt Matt Irwin 01329 333203 07765078794 matthew.irwin740@mod.gov.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Mr Haydn Chappell 01420 544422 hcmvs@btinternet.com
Communications Gapped
RNSC Whale Island laision Lee Bichard 023 9254 7296 Lee.Bichard101@mod.gov.uk
Moorings Secretary Gemma Shields 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.