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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

18 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9

Portsmouth

The final race of the Series and the season as far as Wednesday evenings go contained all the anticipated drama as the series podium went down to the wire. In the very light airs the .....

11 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8

Portsmouth

The penultimate race of the RNSA(P) Autumn Series and indeed of the 2018 season produced some great sailing conditions. Unseasonal warmth and an easterly wind of around 18 knots easing .....

05 October 2018General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7 Results

Portsmouth

On my return from hols I have now managed to get the results onto the server. Many thanks to Kit and Heather for their efforts in keeping competitors up to date during my absence. .....

04 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 6

Portsmouth

A short course in light airs. COURSE: DARLING (P), BROWNDOWN (S), STOKES BAY WEST (S), DARLING (S), FINISH Heather Tarr reporting in Ric's absence Race results courtesy of Kit Buck Another .....

27 September 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 5

Portsmouth

Light airs and full springs; a busy Solent full of obstacles COURSE: DARLING (P), STOKES BAY CENTRAL (P), KEMPS (P), DARLING (S), FINISH Heather Tarr reporting in Ric's absence Race .....

24 September 2018Dinghies

Fleet Commander's Cup Report Wed 12 Sep 18

Portsmouth

Last ever RNSA Bosun fleet race In Portsmouth Twenty eight RNSA(P) sailors took to the water recently to compete for the Fleet Commander’s Cup. This was the last ever Bosun dinghy .....

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 .....

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 .....

23 August 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 1

Portsmouth

Part cloud, part sun and a nice south westerly breeze that had a few light patches in it to keep competitors on their toes. Perfect conditions to open the Autumn series. Tinker T .....

26 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 9

Portsmouth

Ideal conditions for the final race of the Summer Series except perhaps for the honking tide greeted the small fleet to contest the final podium places. Sunshine set the course of .....

23 July 2018Dinghies

RNSA(P) Thursday Dinghy Series Final

Portsmouth

Fifth and final evening of racing for Portsmouth Dinghy Sailors in the series Thursday night saw 7 boats out for the final races of the series. Lee Bichard of the RN Watersports Centre .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
04 Jan - 23 Nov 18 RNSC Portsmouth 2018 programme RNSC Portsmouth, Whale Island Dinghies
28 Nov 18 RNSA Portsmouth Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving Hornet Services Sailing Club (Fabrosa Room) General
22 - 24 Mar 19 Holt Cup - Inter Region Dinghy Team Racing RN Watersports Centre, Whale Island HMS EXCELLENT, Portsmouth Dinghies

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 matthew.irwin740@mod.gov.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.