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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 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9

Portsmouth

As Geoff Goodwin remarked as Wizard sped past at 2 knots - "one week it's blowing 37 the next 3, can't you have a word with someone". The conditions were a trifle unfortunate considering .....

13 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8 - Cancelled

Portsmouth

An early decision to cancel was taken based on existing conditions at midday together with the forecast. The race organiser noted 37 knots at Stokes Bay at race start time which I .....

10 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7

Portsmouth

Apologies for the results delay, on my return from sunny Tenerife (eventually, no thanks to Monarch) I found my PC had stopped running HAL properly. However after much angst and loads .....

21 September 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5

Portsmouth

The 9 yachts that slipped out of Portsmouth harbour at low water to take the long way around to the start line at Gilkicker were rewarded by some fine Autumn sailing complete with .....

14 September 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 4

Portsmouth

With a Force 8 gale forecast for Solent Areas Race 4 was cancelled. Although a decrease in wind strength was evident in the central Solent at race start time, Stokes Bay was giving .....

07 September 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3

Portsmouth

There was definitely a sniff of autumn in the air as the racing fleet meandered at low water the long way around to get to Gilkicker. This confirmed by the need for nav lights on the .....

30 August 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2

Portsmouth

The forecast of light airs and rain did not bode well for the second race of the Autumn Series, however the optimists prevailed and a short but enjoyable race took place in a reasonable .....

24 August 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1

Portsmouth

A fine evening to commence the Autumn Series with the wind for once doing what was forecast. The turnout of 9 yachts to contest the series was commendable with congratulations to Kurketrekker .....

27 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 9

Portsmouth

A fitting end to a hard fought Summer Series, plenty of breeze and a fine turnout. Electron V the SOOD set a true beat to Motherbank, a kite reach to Kemps Quay, a gybe and a broader .....

20 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 8

Portsmouth

The 20 knots plus of south westerly wind off Gilkicker point that greeted the fleet for the penultimate race of the Summer Series was in total contrast to the light airs of the previous .....

18 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 6

Portsmouth

Amended results Race 6: http://www.halsraceresults.com/crs/crs.aspx?DSKey=1405 ...

06 July 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series - RACE 6

Portsmouth

The SOOD Option set a good course for the light E to SE winds which most of the fleet completed in around an hour. Alas the organiser couldn't fit his laptop with the results software .....

Portsmouth Branch Events

Events

Date Event Venue Type
29 Nov 17 RNSA Portsmouth Branch AGM and End of Season Prize Giving Hornet Services Sailing Club Meetings

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 Joe Johnson 02392 542415 Joe.Johnson138@mod.uk
Chairman Dinghy Sub Ctte Lt Emma Barry 023 9254 7428 Emma.Barry101@mod.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Mr Haydn Chappell 01420544422 hcmvs@btinternet.com
Communications Cdr David Wright 023 9262 5420 07714 096554 wrightdi@theiet.org
RNSC Whale Island Lee Bichard 023 9254 7296 Lee.Bichard101@mod.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.