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

17 May 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 8

Portsmouth

The numbers were down a little with late Spring holidays featuring but nonetheless a good evenings sail that leaves the series in both classes delicately poised. Moby Jay sailing double .....

10 May 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 7

Portsmouth

A reef and number 3 jib was the preferred option for some yachts as race 7 of the series got underway in a frisky, cool, southwesterly gusting around 22 knots. The SOOD Tinker T set .....

03 May 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 6

Portsmouth

The weather system that brought torrential rain and high winds throughout the day cleared the Solent as forecast to leave a fine evening for sailing albeit with a blustery WNW wind .....

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 .....

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 .....

03 January 2018Offshore

Offshore 2018 Programme

RC (Offshore)

Rear Commodore Offshore has published the provisional programme for the 2018 racing season After a rather frustrating 2017 season plans are in place to campaign Jolly Jack Tar for .....

03 January 2018Offshore

Jolly Jack Tar - Feb 18 Maintenance Weekends

RC (Offshore)

Jolly Jack Tar will be fettled back into racing trim during 2 weekends in Feb. The Offshore Squad will come together for 2 weekends of maintenance in February to get Jolly Jack Tar .....

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 .....

10 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7

Portsmouth

Apologies for the results delay, on my return from sunny Tenerife (eventually, no thanks to Monarch) I found my PC had stopped running HAL properly. However after much angst and loads .....

21 September 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5

Portsmouth

The 9 yachts that slipped out of Portsmouth harbour at low water to take the long way around to the start line at Gilkicker were rewarded by some fine Autumn sailing complete with .....

Offshore Events

Events

Date Event Venue Branch
28 Mar - 17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) WEDNESDAY SERIES Gilkicker point Portsmouth
16 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
23 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
25 May 18 Plymouth to St Peter Port Offshore Race Plymouth / St Peter Port Plymouth
30 May 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
06 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
13 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
15 - 17 Jun 18 2018 South West 3 "Peaks" Yacht Race St Mawes to Plymouth RMSC
20 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
27 - 20 Jun 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
04 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
11 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
18 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
25 Jul 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
22 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 1 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
29 Aug 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 2 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
05 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 3 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
12 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 4 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
19 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
26 Sep 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
03 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 7 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
10 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth
17 Oct 18 RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point Portsmouth

Offshore Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore (O) WO1 Mark Durkan 07835195742 markdurkan@live.co.uk
Team Manager LET Tom Gigg 07717 616066 tomgigg1@outlook.com
Team Captain/JJT Maintenance Manager CPO Joe Henry 07411524662 Joehenry_2000@yahoo.com
Secretary Lt Laura Blagden 07851 007258 laura@blagden.info
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
J80 Manager Lt Ed Pearson 07840972344 edward391@gmail.com
RN Sailing Manager Wayne Shirley 07971602931 rnsailingmanager@gmail.com