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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 November 2019General

Portsmouth Branch Annual Review and Prizegiving

Portsmouth

The Portsmouth Branch Annual Review and Prizegiving is being held at Hornet Services Sailing Club on the evening of Wednesday 27th November. The bar opens at 1800 and then we will .....

24 October 2019General

The Miracle of Dunkirk

Portsmouth

As the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk approaches, the Portsmouth Offshore Group is holding a talk from 1930 on 6 Dec entitled "The Miracle of Dunkirk". The speaker? .....

17 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9

Portsmouth

The season finished with a whimper rather than a bang! With much still to play for in the final Wednesday evening race of the 2019 season the forecast initially gave room for optimism .....

13 October 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite Series - Race 1

Portsmouth

Winter Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour Four Fusion sailors turned up for the 1st day of the Frostbite series at the RNSC, Portsmouth. They were met with a strong breeze and managed .....

10 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8

Portsmouth

It cannot have been just our crew as the rain hissed down and the wind shrieked through the rigging asking of each other ''we do this for fun right?'' However just as in that old seventies .....

05 October 2019Dinghies

Ilex Trophy (RNSA(P) vs Royal Engineers) - Racing postponed

Portsmouth

Lack of breeze in Portsmouth forces postponement of Regatta Sadly there was not enough breeze for Portsmouth Branch to take on their RE counterparts in today's planned dinghy regatta. .....

03 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 7

Portsmouth

Despite the light conditions and an earlier start to combat the fading light a good turnout of 8 yachts turned up at Gilkicker. The race started in a shifty northerly wind of 1 Kt. .....

03 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 6

Portsmouth

The strong westerlies gusting to over 30 knots during the early afternoon were forecast to ease by the race start time of 1730. The SOOD, Sprit of Kudu, opted to make the call of whether .....

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 .....

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
Yacht Ctte Secretary Mr Arthur Baldwin 02392 542099 Arthur.Baldwin147@mod.gov.uk
Chairman Solent Area Cruising Group Gapped
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.