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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

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 .....

19 July 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 8

Portsmouth

With boats away competing in Cork Week and others on holiday the penultimate race of the Summer Series was poorly supported, however unsurprisingly all the boats in contention for .....

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 .....

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
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
28 Nov 18 RNSA Portsmouth Annual General Meeting and Prizegiving Hornet Services Sailing Club (Fabrosa Room) General

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.