Windsurfing is a popular national watersport that can be learnt quickly, is fun and exhilarating and provides progression through to a variety of windsurfing styles to suit individuals. The RNSA encourages all aspects of Windsurfing, aims to introduce new sailors to the sport and supports those wishing to compete in National, International and Inter-Service events. The RNSA Windsurfers can provide instruction, loan equipment to progress with and provide access to high-end racing kit. There are also development camps, training weekends and routine social sailing events planned through the season.

Windsurfing News & Notices

02 April 2019Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfers compete in First round of the 2019 UKWA slalom tour.

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The RNSAWindsurfers competed at the Portland WPNSA in the first round of the UKWA Slalom tour. The wind conditions were light, but that didn't stop the Master Blasters and allowed .....

23 May 2018Windsurfing

RN Windsurfers Enjoy Early Season Instruction Refresher in El Medano

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A group of RN Windsurfers travelled to El Medano for an early season windsurf coaching session to prepare for the seasons wave sailing, slalom, and speed events Snow chains and shovels .....

13 April 2018Windsurfing

Nic Dodd hands over Rear Commodore Windsurfing to Trish Kohn

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Nic Dodd retires as Rear Commodore Windsurfing after three years in post and reflects on his time in his annual AGM report REAR COMMODORE WINDSURFING – AGM REPORT 2017 was another .....

18 September 2017General

Inter Service Windsurfing Championships 2017

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Navy Team Triumph For the third year running the Royal Navy are the Windsurfing Inter Services Team Champions and the icing on the cake was that LET Tom Eskdale reclaimed his position .....

23 September 2016Windsurfing

Tom Eskdale Retains his Crown as RN Windurfing Champion

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Royal Navy Windsurfer AB ET(ME) Tom Eskdale HMS SULTAN, was crowned Royal Navy Champion at the Inter-Services Team and Individual Championships on Friday 9 September 2016 The RN Championship .....

23 September 2016Windsurfing

RNSA Windsurfing Team Win Inter-Service Championships!

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The Inter-Service WIndsurfing Championships were held at the Weymouth and Portland Sailing Academy on 8-9 September, with the RN Windurfers looking to retain their 2015 Inter-Services .....

17 September 2015Windsurfing

Royal Navy Win Inter-Services Windsurfing Championships

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The RNSA Windsurfing Team won the Inter-Services Windsurfing Team Championships at WPNSA Portland on Fri 11 Sep 15 For the first time since 2007, the Royal Navy are the Inter-Services .....

17 September 2015Windsurfing

Royal Navy Windsurfer is Inter-Services Champion

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Royal Navy Windsurfer AB ET(ME) Tom Eskdale HMS Somerset, was crowned Inter-Services and Royal Navy Champion at the Inter-Services Team and Individual Championships on Friday 11 September .....

26 June 2013Windsurfing



Royal Navy Royal Marines Kitesurfing Association Website If you are in the RN or RM and either want to learn to kitesurf, or you are an established rider, then join the RNRMKA today! .....

09 May 2013Windsurfing



A full RNSA team of 5 serving members and 2 veterans have assembled in Gruissan for the Defi wind due to start today. As you can see by the photograph logistics and packing were important .....

Windsurfing Events


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Windsurfing Committee


Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Rear Commodore (Windsurfing) Tom Joyce 93832 5409/02392 625409
Windsurfing Team Manager Dave Strudwick 93 832 5558 / 02392 625558
Senior Windsurfing Instructor Si Cave 9380 25695 / 02392 725695
Windsurfing Development Officer Gav Nicholson 01935 455705 MOD: 93510 5705
Wave Sailing Representative Jason Sawyer 01326 557531 ext 7267
Portsmouth Windsurfing Club Dave Strudwick 93 832 5558 / 02392 625558
RNAS Culdrose Windsurfing Club Jason Sawyer 01326 557531 ext 7267
RNAS Yeovilton Windsurfing Club Gav Nicholson 01935 455705 MOD: 93510 5705
Plymouth Windsurfing Contact Nic Dodd 9679 83886 /030 679 83886
Windsurfing Equipment Manager. Gapped
Windsurfing Communications Manager. Gapped

About Windsurfing in the RNSA


RNSA Windsurfers Welcome New Joiners

Windsurfing has been a part of the RNSA since its inception with the active RNSA Windsurfing members looking to encourage and facilitate participation in this fun, exhilarating and social sport. Windsurfing remains a popular national watersport with disciplines such as Freestyle, Freeride, Wave, Course Racing, Speed sailing, Slalom and recreational, with something suitable for a variety of ages and abilities. The RNSA wish to encourage all aspects of Windsurfing by members of the Naval Service, in order to provide better awareness and access to this demanding but rewarding adventure watersport.

The RNSA Windsurfers also aim to assist and develop interested individuals to compete in National and Inter-Service events, either individually or as part of a team. The Inter-Services Windsurfing programme currently provides for Wave, Speed and Slalom/Course racing, as well as the exciting new discipline of Foil Racing!

The RNSA Windsurfers run Windsurfing Clubs at Portsmouth, RNSA Culdrose and Yeovilton, using the RYA Centres at Thorney Island, Stithians Lake and Portland National Sailing Academy. The clubs organise grass roots sailing to provide an introduction to windsurfing and Club nights for standard of windsurfers. RYA Accredited Start Windsurfing Courses are conducted over the summer months at Thorney Island, for a modest fee. Details will be listed in the News page and Events page (RNSA Members only) and announced by RNTM.

The RNSA plan to provide access to equipment for those completing Start courses or existing beginner windsurfers to bridge the equipment gap from beginner to the more exciting and challenging equipment, contact any member of the committee if you are interested.

You will find the Windsurfing Club organisers on the Committee page who would be delighted to provide advice on where and when to sail, on local events and will probably join you on the water. We also manage a Facebook group to keep windsurfers connected with up to date news, to find out what is going on and where the next sail and beer/curry is likely to occur.

The RNSA and Sports Lottery kindly sponsor Windsurfing Development camps for intermediate sailors, as well as funding Inter-service and National competitive events. There will also be a weekend festival at Calshot Watersports Centre in the summer.
So, if you are interested in starting windsurfing, thinking of getting back into the sport or keen to show off your Spocks and Vulcans to an appreciative group, get in touch with any of the RNSA Windsurfers

Last Updated Mar 19