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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

19 September 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 5

Portsmouth

A great evening to be on the water, not quite so good for yacht racing though. In the absence of Happy Apple, Tinker T took on the mantle of SOOD. With the already light SSE breeze .....

18 September 2019Dinghies

Baring Cup - 18 Sep 19

Portsmouth

This evening 6 Portsmouth sailors, each in RNSA Fusions, battled it out for the Baring Cup in glorious sunshine. Ian Parker and Claire Smith, staff at the RNSC, battled it out with .....

12 September 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 4

Portsmouth

The strong westerlies gusting to over 30 knots during the early afternoon were forecast to ease somewhat by the earlier race start time of 1800. The Series Organiser opted however .....

11 September 2019Dinghies

Portsmouth Dinghies Winter Sailing

Portsmouth

Don't let the cold weather put you off getting afloat There are still plenty of opportunities to get afloat in the cooler months. Highlights are below with further details on individual .....

29 August 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 2

Portsmouth

The rain laden dark clouds loomed over the western half of the Isle of Wight but fortunately for the small Autumn Series fleet they only produced shifting gusts in the eastern Solent .....

22 August 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 1

Portsmouth

A cracking sailing evening to start the Autumn Series with the gales and rain of Cowes Week a fast fading memory. Despite perfect sailing conditions of sunshine and 9-11 knots of south .....

25 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - James Cup Final Race

Portsmouth

Dinghy sailing series Only 2 sailors braved the searing heat to race in Portsmouth harbour this evening. Dom Jacobs took 2 victories and with it the series. He had to fight for it .....

25 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 9

Portsmouth

The Windguru forecast from the Spitbank Fort website did not bode well for the final race of the summer series. 1800 - 6 knots from the west, backing southwest and decreasing to 2 .....

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 .....

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 07765078794 matt_irwin@hotmail.co.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.