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Welcome to the Royal Naval Sailing Association

Founded in 1935 the Royal Naval Sailing Association provides the means for interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates to enjoy the sport of sailing in all its forms – cruising, dinghies, offshore and inshore yacht racing, power boating and windsurfing. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves.

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01 November 2019General


The Flag Officers and Committee are delighted to announce that having counted all the votes cast over the last month, a majority of 96% voted in support of the proposition for RNSA .....

25 September 2019General


I am delighted to announce that our RN Offshore Sailing Team has won the prestigious RN Sports Team of the Year category. This is a fantastic achievement and very much deserved. .....

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18 November 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite day 2


Winter series Three Portsmouth sailors got afloat yesterday for the 2nd day of Frostbite racing. Given the light winds, they chose to race the normally double handed Hartley 15s by .....

13 November 2019General

Portsmouth Branch Annual Review and Prizegiving


The Portsmouth Branch Annual Review and Prizegiving is being held at Hornet Services Sailing Club on the evening of Wednesday 27th November. The bar opens at 1800 and then we will .....

13 November 2019General

BRNC Team race in South America

Britannia Yacht Club

Racing a J24 against 8 other Naval Delegations from around the world in Brazil and Chile. In Rio De Janeiro the team made a very good start and had a commanding lead at the first mark .....

31 October 2019General

EGM 1 Nov 19


Don't forget to vote and for those attending the buffet to pay! EGM will start at 1800 sharp. Any questions or difficulties in voting please do contact the Office. The proposition .....

30 October 2019Cruising

CG 2020 - Clyde Gathering 2020 & Beyond

RC (Cruising)

CG 2020 is a week of celebration, entertainment and some sailing. The aim. After the success of the RNSA & RNVR 's D-Day 75 trip to France, this is designed to encourage members to .....

24 October 2019General

The Miracle of Dunkirk


As the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of Dunkirk approaches, the Portsmouth Offshore Group is holding a talk from 1930 on 6 Dec entitled "The Miracle of Dunkirk". The speaker? .....

17 October 2019General

SB20 'SailNavy' off to World Championships 19-25 Oct at Hyeres, France

RC (Dinghies)

Lizzie Farrington, S/Lt Lawrence Hodgkinson (Phase 2 training) and Officer Cadet Henry Wilson (DTUS scheme) are travelling (towing the boat) this evening to Hyeres to represent RNSA .....

17 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9


The season finished with a whimper rather than a bang! With much still to play for in the final Wednesday evening race of the 2019 season the forecast initially gave room for optimism .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
19 - 21 Nov 19 Powerboat Course Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
26 Nov 19 HSSC Full Committee Meeting Hornet SSC
26 - 28 Nov 19 Powerboat Course Royal Navy Sailing Centre, HMS Excellent, Whale Island, Portsmouth PO2 8ER
29 Nov 19 ECB 'Hummerstone Lunch' VSC London Victory Services Club
29 Nov 19 Portland Branch AGM WPNSA
08 Feb 20 ECB Winter Pimms & Dinner Ipswich (Last Anchor)
10 - 13 Apr 20 ECB Easter Work Up Woodbridge & Deben
01 - 03 May 20 ECB Tichmarsh & Walton Backwater Orwell\Walton Backwater
01 May 20 Portland Cocktail Party WPNSA
22 - 25 May 20 ECB Calais Rally with the Little Ship Club Calais
11 Jul 20 ECB Foxs Two Rivers Orwell\Stour Fox's Marina
07 - 09 Aug 20 ECB BBQ Alfa House West Mersea West Mersea