Cruising

Cruising



The vast majority of RNSA’s 5,000+ members either own a craft or have friends who own one, ranging from canal boats to ocean going yachts. The RNSA cruising fraternity covers the whole spectrum of activity from blue water cruising to members who simply like to mess around in boats. A good number of Rallies and meets are organised annually by the RNSA Branches.

Cruising News & Notices

11 June 2018General

Fox's Two Rivers - Saturday 4th August 2018

RC (Cruising)

Use your navigation and sailing skills to complete the course of navigational marks on the River's Orwell and Stour. ...

07 June 2018Cruising

St Mawes RNSA Visitors Mooring

Central

Update on the use of the visitors mooring at St Mawes and RNSA overnight mooring concession on other St Mawes moorings RNSA Mooring St Mawes E11 The RNSA mooring in St Mawes is .....

30 May 2018Cruising

The 91st Calais Rally

East Coast

The RNSA East Coast Branch have a standing invitation to the Little Ship Club Rally. The Event this year lived up to the wonderful traditions continued by the late Norman Hummerstone, .....

14 May 2018Cruising

RNSA Falmouth Cruising Group First on Water Event

Central

A bank holiday Monday meet in perfect weather at the Helford River Sailing Club. A great first on water meet for the far west cruising group. Helfrod River Sailing Club looked after .....

07 May 2018General

50th Anniversary of Lively Lady’s circumnavigation

RC (Cruising)

50 years ago the return of Sir Alec Rose and Lively Lady caught the imagination of a 9 year old. Some years later we all have the opportunity to commemorate the skill and determination .....

07 May 2018Cruising

Bradwell - Gateway to the East?

East Coast

April sunshine sent the East Coasters into a flurry of activity- boats being launched, slipped and commissioned in a race to capture the sun - Bradwell was the best fit to get us .....

02 May 2018Cruising

RNSA Falmouth Cruising Group

Central

2018 Programme...

25 April 2018Cruising

RNSA East Coast Yacht lays wreath at Zeebrugge Mole on St George's Day

East Coast

Two yachts representing the RNSA East Coast Branch attended the Commemoration of the Zeebrugge Raid 1918, laying a wreath off the Mole on St George's Day, where HMS VINDICTIVE launched .....

05 April 2018Cruising

East Coast 'Work up'

East Coast

Each year we cajole our boats out of refit by an 'early' work up around the Orwell Estuary...and the promise of some fun in the 'Backwaters'. Do you have the rule - "fix it in a day .....

13 December 2017Cruising

Dart Harbour Newsletter 11 December 2017

RC (Cruising)

Extract re changes to Term and Conditions for Dartmouth Moorings Harbour Charges for 2018/19 At the Annual Meeting, held on Wednesday 6th December the harbour charges for 2018/19 .....

27 September 2017Cruising

RNVR YC & RNSA EAST COASTERS RALLY ON THE ORWELL 22-24 SEPTEMBER 2017

East Coast

12 Boats met up in the Orwell for the last Rally of the Season Determined to make the best of the end-of season rally and given a spring tide and benign winds 12 RNVR YC and RNSA boats .....

Cruising Events

Events

Date Event Venue Branch
30 Jun - 01 Jul 18 RNSA/RNVR YC Meeting Woolverstone East Coast
28 Jul - 28 Aug 18 BBQ West Mersea East Coast
04 Aug 18 Fox's Two Rivers event England, East Coast, Thames Estuary, River Orwell, Foz's Marina Yacht Club All Branches
25 - 27 Aug 18 Woodbridge & Ramsholt Deben - Woodbridge and Ramsholt East Coast
08 Sep 18 RNSA Clyde Branch Cruising - Rendezvous and Cruise to Portavadie. Cruise to Portavadie. Clyde
15 - 16 Sep 18 RNVR YC & RNSA EAST COASTERS RALLY Bradwell East Coast
13 - 14 Oct 18 AGM West Mersea East Coast

Cruising Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore Cruising Terry Corner 01473 730970 0771 157 6843 corner.pt@tiscali.co.uk
Clyde Paul Williamson 0794 040 3827 paulwilliamson28@gmail.com
East Coast Gale Bryan 01223 314619 0774 629 0362 bryans.cambridge@lineone.net
Falmouth Ian Munday 07802 385222 rnsafalmouth@gmail.com
Medway David Holley 0793 368 1261 davidholley1@btinternet.com
North West Group Cedric Loughran 0151 929 2750 cedric_loughran2750@yahoo.co.uk
Portland Brendon Moore 01305 821574 brendon_moore@sky.com
Plymouth Mark Hocking 0797 444 4127 Markjh15@gmail.com
Solent Haydn Chappell 01420 544422 Haydn Chappell [hcmvs@btinternet.com]
Thames Chris Thompson 0787 607 7258 christhompson007@hotmail.co.uk
RMSC Alexander Janzen alexander.janzen899@mod.uk

About Cruising in the RNSA

About

Cruising in the RNSA

There are over 5000 members in the RNSA and, although the racing fraternity seem to get all the glory, by and large the majority of members are cruising yachtsmen. Whether you are a blue water cruiser in foreign parts, a family cruiser in home waters or a middle distance sailor who explores the coast of UK and the nearby islands and coastline of mainland Europe, the Association has something for you.

Whatever floats your boat we have something to make your cruising life easier and more enjoyable. Another of the benefits of belonging to the RNSA.

Cruising Rallies and Meets


For home water cruisers the Branches around the country produce annual programmes of rallies overseen by Rear Commodore Cruising and his team. If you want to find out what is going on in this area look at the Cruising Event Calendar on this website or contact one of the Cruising Committee whose detsails are also shown.

Honorary Local Officers


If you prefer to sail alone or further afield there is a network of Honorary Local Officers (HLOs) who can provide information about facilities in their areas; their details are listed in the Yearbook or can be viewed on line in the "Members Only" section of this website. If you do not already have a user name and password, you can get your login details from the RNSA Office.

Cruise Reports and Forum

There is also a wealth of other information recorded in members’ cruise reports published in the Journal which are well worth reviewing before you venture into waters with which you are unfamiliar. A searchable database of cruise reports is also available in the "Members Only" section of the website, along with a Cruising Forum in which you can exchange views and seek advice on cruising matters from fellow members.