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Plymouth Branch



The Plymouth Branch is located in one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the country. The committee and members based in the West Country are very much an active Branch with numerous racing and cruising activities both on and off the water going on throughout the year. The broad range of services on offer caters for the entire cross section of RNSA membership and cruising members make use of the RNSA moorings dotted around the region.

Plymouth Branch News & Notices

02 August 2019General

Plymouth Branch - appeal for new committee members

Plymouth

The Plymouth Branch Committee needs new members to take on roles for Offshore Secretary, Port of Plymouth Sailing Association (PPSA) Representative and a Manager for the J80 Jackaroo. .....

02 August 2019General

Plymouth to Dartmouth Offshore yacht race

Plymouth

The RNSA Plymouth to Dartmouth Yacht race will take place on Saturday August 24th 2019. The final race of the PPSA Offshore series from Plymouth to Dartmouth will take place on Saturday .....

09 July 2019General

J80 - Jackaroo Summer sailing Opportunities

Plymouth

Crew are urgently needed to campaign Jackaroo over the summer period. Any level of experience. More crew are urgently needed to help campaign Jackaroo in Plymouth and Lymington and .....

30 June 2019General

Southampton Boat Show 2019

Plymouth

Britain’s biggest and best festival of boating, showcases a plethora of beautifully designed power and sail boats. Basking in the late summer sun, the finest yachts with the ultimate .....

30 June 2019General

RNSA MEMBERS BERTHS IN THE MAYFLOWER MARINA

Plymouth

The RNSA Plymouth Branch has two berths in the Mayflower Marina for use by FULL RNSA MEMBERS registered with the Plymouth Branch. RNSA MEMBERS BERTHS IN THE MAYFLOWER MARINA The .....

30 June 2019General

HMS RALEIGH JUPITER (JP) POINT RNSA SWINGING MOORINGS

Plymouth

The RNSA Plymouth Branch has the use of three seasonal swinging moorings at HMS Raleigh Jupiter Point for allocation to RNSA FULL Members who are registered with the Plymouth Branch. .....

27 June 2019General

Plymouth to Roscoff Offshore Race 19 July 2019

Plymouth

The 3rd Race of the Plymouth Ullman Sails Offshore Series is open for everybody who wishes to take part. The race starts at 2000 on Friday 19 July and is the ideal way to start a .....

18 June 2019General

Devonport Bull Point Small Vessel Lay-up 2019-2020 Applications

Plymouth

Applications are invited for the Small Vessel Lay-up at Bull Point in Devonport for the Winter of 2019-2020 The application form, for anybody wishing to be considered for laying up .....

30 May 2019General

Plymouth to St Peter Port Offshore race 24 May 2019 - Results

Plymouth

The results for all 3 classes in the Plymouth to St Peter Port race are shown in the attached spreadsheet. The St Peter Port race was this year a largely downwind race with the light .....

14 May 2019Offshore

Plymouth to St Peter Port Offshore race 24 May 2019 - Early Bird Discount

Plymouth

Early bird discount ends at 1800 on 19 May Get the benefit of the early bird discount for this years race to St Peter Port and for a block entry to all three offshore races from Plymouth .....

26 April 2019Offshore

Jackaroo...new kit and up for the challenge this season.

Plymouth

Great Wednesday evening racing in the Sound...! Talk to Rear Commodore Offshore or Plymouth Branch to get involved..........

20 April 2019Offshore

Plymouth to St Peter Port Offshore race 24 May 2019 - Sailing Instructions

Plymouth

The Sailing Instructions for this years Offshore race from Plymouth to St Peter Port are now available Sailing Instructions for this years Offshore race from Plymouth to St Peter Port .....

29 January 2019General

Plymouth Calendar 2019 Season

Plymouth

Season Calendar 2019 Dear All, Please find the Calendar for the 2019 Season, I hope to see you at some of the events organised for you, if you wish to create an event please contact .....

Plymouth Branch Events

Events

Please click here to see the events calendar.

Plymouth Branch Committee

Committee

Position Name Tel Mobile Email
Branch Captain Rory Rickard 0121 415 8875 07825 174502 SG-DMed-MedD-DefProfSurg@mod.uk
Branch Chairman Neil Pearson 01822 854355 07932 875982 Neilpearson2285@hotmail.com
Secretary Jon Merritt 07980639343 jonmerritt57@gmail.com
Communication and Afloat Social Graham Baring 07771644409 07771644409 oggie.b@hotmail.co.uk
Treasurer Paul Davey 01752 837774(H) 01752 324231(W) 07886 001012 pandj4222@gmail.com
Offshore Yacht Racing Neil Pearson 01822 854355 07932 875982 RNSA.offshore@gmail.com
Dinghies (RNSA) Roger Irvine 01752 668664(H) 07747 168553 rogboy@gmail.com 
PPSA Vacant
Single- Handed Neil Moffatt 01752 893334 07962 111763 neil.robert.moffatt@btinternet.com
Examiner John Meaken 01752 873334 (H) 07971 050827 john.meaken166@btinternet.com
Moorings, Social & Trophies Ray Bailey 01752 893448(H) Ray_bailey@talktalk.net
Winter Lay-Up Iain Petty 01752 851947 07532237114 Icrgpetty@btinternet.com
Cruising Mark Hocking 07974444127 07974444127 Markjh15@gmail.com
Drake Yacht Ocean Dragon Richie Paton 07930038514 enquiries@yachtoceandragon.co.uk
J80 Alister Ley 07545142605 RNSAJackaroo@gmail.com
J80 Bosun and Assistant Offshore Sec Mark Lewis 07713337116 RNSA.offshore@gmail.com

About Plymouth Branch

About

General

As Branch Chairman firstly may I welcome you all to the Plymouth Branch web page and to the one of the most beautiful sailing areas in the country. I am pleased to report that the committee and members based in the West Country are very much an active branch with activities both on and off the water going on throughout the year. Indeed we would hope that the broad range of services on offer caters for the entire cross section of RNSA membership whether your bag be cruising, racing, making use of the RNSA moorings dotted around the region or laying your yacht up for the winter. A complete list of the current committee and services is available in the pages that follow. Finally if members have any queries or indeed any suggestions on how we may improve the RNSA services please contact either myself or any of the individual secretaries. Fair winds.

Yachting

The mainstay of branch activity during the summer months, the branch organises numerous racing and cruising events. RNSA Plymouth yacht racing, both fully crewed and double handed in IRC and NHC, dovetails into the wider port of Plymouth Sailing Calender. The branch organises races to St Peter Port, Roscoff and Dartmouth. One of the most popular racing series in Plymouth over recent years has been the Singlehanded Series, racing very much in the Corinthian spirit and attracting around 25 yachts per race. Neil Moffatt presiding ensures that a varied programme is run throughout the season with destinations including Salcombe, Falmouth, Dartmouth, Fowey and Northern Brittany. Mark Hocking has taken up the challenge of running the cruising programme in the summer months and assistance and ideas are always welcome. Please contact the individual secretaries for further information.

Dinghy Sailing

Roger Irvine runs the extremely popular Bosun Dinghy series from the RM Camber on Thursday evenings throughout the spring and summer months. Attracting a wide range of abilities with boats being drawn out of a hat each night, all levels should find this series both challenging and extremely enjoyable. Certainly some of the best sailors in Plymouth see this as the ultimate test of sailing skill with the overall trophy being hotly contested every year. RM Camber also run dinghy and powerboat courses throughout the year.

Moorings

The branch now has 4 moorings at Jupiter Point for allocation to members, contact the moorings officer Ray Bailey for more information.

Visitors Moorings remain available for members at Salcombe, Yealm and Fowey. They are currently charged at a very reasonable £10 per night. The branch also subsidise 2 nights stay per member at the Mayflower Marina, contact the marina for details.

Winter Lay Up

A winter layup facility at Bull Point within Devonport Dockyard is available to members each year. This is very much a self help service with yachts lifting out together mid to late October and lifting in early April each year. Iain Petty is able to advise further with bids normally required to be with him by Jun each year for the following winter.

Social

A comprehensive social programme runs throughout the season, focused around the cruising and racing calendar in the summer months with the Cruising fraternity undertaking winter walks whilst the yachts are laid up. The Branch will generally hold its annual prize giving in November with dinners being held at the start and end of the season. Full details are on the events page.

Branch Membership

All RN and RM personnel serving in the area are deemed to be RNSA Branch Members and are welcome to come and join in our activities.

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