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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 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - Woodcock Trophy Report

Portsmouth

Racing in Portsmouth harbour Fifteen sailors took to Portsmouth harbour to race for the Woodcock Trophy. This time the Hartley 15 was the weapon of choice with all 6 of the RNSA owned .....

18 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 8

Portsmouth

Another glorious summers evening designed entirely for yacht racing. Almost the full fleet assembled missing only Kurketrekker (running racing in the west country), Jolly Jack Tar .....

11 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies James Cup Race 2

Portsmouth

Dinghy sailors get afloat for a second evening of races in the James Cup series Three Portsmouth sailors took part in this evening’s racing. All chose to race RNSA owned Fusions from .....

11 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 7

Portsmouth

Summers evening sailing as it is supposed to be. A balmy 8-13 knots and T shirts and flip flops for the crews (though some not yet trusting the warmth to last opted for full foul weather .....

10 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 6

Portsmouth

The results for race 6 of the Summer Series are at the link below....

03 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 4 Jul 19 - tomorrow's racing CANCELLED

Portsmouth

Not enough wind With a ridge of high pressure due to settle over the UK tomorrow, there will not be enough wind for racing so I have decided to cancel early. There are 2 more Thursday .....

26 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Fleet Commander’s Cup Race Report

Portsmouth

Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour This afternoon saw 6 RNSA(P) sailors competing for the Fleet Commander’s Cup in Fusion dinghies from Whale Island. Race Officer Ken Bichard ran .....

24 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5

Portsmouth

Summer at last! A warm summers evening designed for sailing but with a blustery north easterly of 15/16 knots gusting to 27 to add a bit of interest. Jolly Jack Tar the SOOD Set a .....

20 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 4

Portsmouth

The Solent wind models were yet again found wanting, most saying around 8 knots of westerly ish breeze at 1800. A fine south westerly of 12-15 knots was what greeted the fleet at Gilkicker .....

13 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup - tonight's racing CANCELLED

Portsmouth

Racing cancelled tonight (13 Jun 19) Tonight’s racing has been cancelled due to high winds. Expecting F6 in the harbour so would rather save people the journey down. Do come down for .....

13 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 3

Portsmouth

An evening to forget! Tinker T the stand-in SOOD arrived early at Gilkicker point to try and make some sense out of the confusing forecast. The 6 knots of westerly wind measured on .....

06 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 1

Portsmouth

First of 5 evenings of handicap racing in Portsmouth harbour Four RNSA sailors turned out for the first evening of the James Cup. All four sailed fusions which, to the race officer’s .....

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

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Portsmouth Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Branch Captain Cdr Gavin Marshall RN 07720 847081 gavin.marshall372@mod.gov.uk
Branch Secretary Lt Oli Mulcahy oliver.mulcahy627@mod.gov.uk
Treasurer Mrs Tricia Oakley 023 9278 5157 07780 717319 oakph30@gmail.com
Chairman Dinghy Sub Ctte Lt Matt Irwin 01329 333203 07765078794 matthew.irwin740@mod.gov.uk
Chairman Yacht Sub Ctte Gapped 02392 542415
Yacht Ctte Secretary Mr Arthur Baldwin 02392 542099 Arthur.Baldwin147@mod.gov.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Mr Haydn Chappell 01420 544422 hcmvs@btinternet.com
Communications Gapped
RNSC Whale Island laision Mr Lee Bichard 023 9254 7296 Lee.Bichard101@mod.gov.uk
Moorings Secretary Mrs 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.