Offshore Sailing

RNSA has a well established reputation for offshore racing, running its own J109 racing yacht ‘Jolly Jack Tar’ , whilst also supporting the entry of Establishment, MOD and RNRMC yachts in major offshore events. The various RNSA Branches also organise local racing on weekday evenings and some weekends and members are encouraged to participate as either owners or crew.

Offshore News & Notices

25 July 2019General

Cowes Week and Dartmouth Regatta

RC (Offshore)

Crewing opportunities for Jolly Jack Tar and Jackaroo JJT and Jackaroo are still looking to maximise crewing opportunities for both Cowes Week and Dartmouth Regatta. The only stipulation .....

25 July 2019General

RN Offshore Team prepares for Fastnet

RC (Offshore)

With just over a week to go to the start of the Fastnet Race the Offshore Team are making their final preparations. RNSA has entered two yachts for this years Fastnet race. Otherwise .....

25 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 9


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 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 8


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 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 7


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


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

24 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5


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


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 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 3


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 .....

08 June 2019Offshore

RNSA win Services Offshore Regatta


This year's SOR saw 3 races: Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Cherbourg to Weymouth and Weymouth to Portsmouth. RNSA won first IRC, first Victoria 34 and the overall regatta. The conditions .....

06 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 2


With the embers of the Red Arrows display, part of the D Day anniversary celebrations, dying in the sky overhead the small fleet of yachts assembled at the Gilkicker start line for .....

03 June 2019Offshore

2019 Services Offshore race (SOR) is under way


Follow the Victoria 34 fleet as it competes this week with the yellow brick tracker...

26 April 2019Offshore

Services Offshore Regatta 2019

RC (Offshore)

SOR 2019 3-8 Jun 19 Calling Notice The DIN for the 2019 SOR has been released. The link can be found by opening the SOR marker on the Events Calendar within the members area. The .....

25 April 2019Offshore

1884 Series

RC (Offshore)

Jackaroo begins her season Jackaroo, the RNSA J80 based in Plymouth has begun her season with the 1884 Series run by Royal Western YC. The series runs every Wednesday Evening until .....

11 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 3


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


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 .....

Offshore Events


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Offshore Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
RC Offshore Lt Mark Flanagan
Secretary Tom Thicknesse 07551006351
Team Captain Alex Pickles 07748646493
Communications Lt Cdr James Baker 07813 600063
Non-Serving Member Lt Cdr Rick Hanslip 07790839259
Royal Marines SC TBC TBC TBC
RN Sailing Manager Wayne Shirley 07971602931