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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 April 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 4

Portsmouth

Warm sunshine and a solid breeze, what more can a yacht racing crew wish for? Perhaps a tad less tide. So was it nine or eight boats on the start line at Gilkicker? My mathematically .....

18 April 2018Dinghies

RNSA (Portsmouth) Woodcock Trophy Wed 2 May 18

Portsmouth

Bosun fleet racing - bring a novice sailor! The Woodcock Trophy will be help on Wed 2 May 18 as a Bosun dinghy Fleet Race around the harbour. Approximate timings are below - see the .....

12 April 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 3

Portsmouth

After the high winds and rain forcing cancellation of race 2 it was a delight to have a decent breeze and a bit of sunshine to cheer the small fleet gathered at Gilkicker for race .....

29 March 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 1

Portsmouth

The organiser of the RNSA(P) Wednesday evening race series heaved a big sigh of relief as the abysmal weather forecast from early in the week of strong winds and rain was replaced .....

27 March 2018General

Updated RN Sailing Centre 2018 Programme

Portsmouth

Programme dated 12 Mar 18...

21 February 2018Dinghies

Holt Cup 2018 Report

Portsmouth

RN Inter Region Team Racing Championship 2018 This weekend saw 28 sailors from across the country compete for the title of RN Inter Region Dinghy Team Racing Champions. Regional squads .....

09 February 2018Dinghies

Holt Cup 17-18 Feb 18 Sailing Instructions

Portsmouth

Sailing Instructions for Holt Cup 2018...

15 January 2018Dinghies

Holt Cup 16-18 Feb 18

Portsmouth

Holt Cup - Royal Navy Inter Region Team Racing Championships 2018 16-18 Feb 2018 – Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent Dear RN Dinghy Sailors, The Holt Cup is fast approaching .....

21 December 2017General

Portsmouth AGM minutes and prize giving list

Portsmouth

RNSA Portsmouth Branch - AGM minutes and prize giving list attached Please find attached the draft minutes for the AGM held at Hornet Sailing Club on 29 Nov 17. Included is the branch .....

04 December 2017Dinghies

New dinghy rep for Portsmouth Branch

Portsmouth

As acting branch Captain, I would like to welcome Lt Matt Irwin to the committee as the new Dingy Sub-Committee lead. His contact details are on the committee page of the website...

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 .....

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
18 Apr 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point Offshore
22 Apr 18 ILEX TROPHY Eastern Solent Offshore
25 Apr 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point Offshore
02 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point Offshore
04 - 08 May 18 Royal Navy Sailing Centre Bank Holiday Dinghy level 2 RNSC, Whale Island, Portsmouth Dinghies
09 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Offshore
16 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Offshore
23 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Offshore
30 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point Offshore
06 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point Offshore
13 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point Offshore
16 - 17 Jun 18 Yarmouth Trophy Race / Rally 2018 Yarmouth General
20 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point Offshore
27 - 20 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point Offshore
04 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point Offshore
11 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Offshore
18 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Offshore
25 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Offshore
22 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point Offshore
29 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point Offshore
02 - 07 Sep 18 Ex SOLENT SPLASH The Solent General
05 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point Offshore
12 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 4 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

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 navyoptrg-mwswsntun3@mod.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.