Offshore

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

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 .....

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 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

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 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 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 .....

10 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 6

Portsmouth

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

24 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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 .....

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

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 .....

Offshore Events

Events

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Offshore Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
RC Offshore Lt Mark Flanagan mark.flanagan663@mod.gov.uk
Secretary Tom Thicknesse 07551006351 thicknesse.tom@gmail.com
Team Captain Alex Pickles 07748646493 alex.pickles95@gmail.com
Communications Lt Cdr James Baker 07813 600063 James_Baker20@hotmail.com
Non-Serving Member Lt Cdr Rick Hanslip 07790839259 R.hanslip@talktalk.net
Royal Marines SC TBC TBC TBC
CTTEE MAIL BOX MAIL BOX rcoffshore@rnsa.org.uk
RN Sailing Manager Wayne Shirley 07971602931 rnsailingmanager@gmail.com