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Our News and Notices



With over 5,000 members and more than 200 events in our annual event calendar, there is always something happening somewhere in the RNSA. You can also receive news and event updates by subscribing to our Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and RSS feeds. The links are at the bottom of this page.


15 October 2019General

Royal Navy Club and Royal Albert Yacht Club

Central

Great offer for RNSA members, please see the attached flyer.

14 October 2019General

BYC hosted by RYS for team racing

Britannia Yacht Club

The inaugural 2 boat team racing between The Royal Yacht Squadron and BRNC sailing team members of the BYC took place in Osbourne Bay on 2 October. We were competing for the Britannia ..

14 October 2019General

Hornet Services Saling Club - Pickle Night 2 November

Central

Why not join in the fun? This event is primarily for Hornet members but there might be an option for a RNSA mess table. "Pickle Night" is a dinner with entertainment that celebrates ..

14 October 2019Cruising

Joint RNSA and RNVR YC Yacht Meet

RC (Cruising)

Advance Notice RNSA/RNVR YC Joint Meeting. 17 to 24 July 2020 RNSA, Clyde Branch are arranging a joint meeting summer 2020. 17 to 24 July 2020. The event would be organised over ..

14 October 2019Cruising

Dunkirk 80 Years On

RC (Cruising)

Five year return of Dunkirk Litle Ships to Dunkirk. Arrangments being made with RNVR YC Preliminary Calling Notice May 2020 May 2020 is the 80th anniversary of the evacuation of ..

13 October 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite Series - Race 1

Portsmouth

Winter Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour Four Fusion sailors turned up for the 1st day of the Frostbite series at the RNSC, Portsmouth. They were met with a strong breeze and managed ..

12 October 2019Meetings

October meeting minutes

Portland

Items include AGM and next year's cocktail party details, mooring buoy problems, accounting period changes and an update on RNSA status with a proposed branch members' vote later this ..

10 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8

Portsmouth

It cannot have been just our crew as the rain hissed down and the wind shrieked through the rigging asking of each other ''we do this for fun right?'' However just as in that old seventies ..

05 October 2019Dinghies

Ilex Trophy (RNSA(P) vs Royal Engineers) - Racing postponed

Portsmouth

Lack of breeze in Portsmouth forces postponement of Regatta Sadly there was not enough breeze for Portsmouth Branch to take on their RE counterparts in today's planned dinghy regatta. ..

03 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 7

Portsmouth

Despite the light conditions and an earlier start to combat the fading light a good turnout of 8 yachts turned up at Gilkicker. The race started in a shifty northerly wind of 1 Kt. ..

03 October 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 6

Portsmouth

The strong westerlies gusting to over 30 knots during the early afternoon were forecast to ease by the race start time of 1730. The SOOD, Sprit of Kudu, opted to make the call of whether ..

01 October 2019General

BRNC activity on the River

Britannia Yacht Club

New Entry Dinghy Sailing The new entries have arrived and already they have been out on the River Dart in our Bosun Fleet. Out there with them are their predecessors undertaking ..

27 September 2019General

Livorno Cup 2019

Britannia Yacht Club

The Livorno Cup is awarded to the winner of a race between the BRNC Contessa 38s which takes place annually during the Dartmouth Royal Regatta within the Royal Dart Yacht Club racing ..

25 September 2019General

Naval Service Sports Awards 2019

Central

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. ..

24 September 2019General

Commodore BYC

Britannia Yacht Club

Change of Command and new Commodore for the Britannia Yacht Club. Captain Roger Readwin RN has assumed Command of Britannia Royal Naval College Dartmouth and taken over from Captain ..

24 September 2019General

Office Closure

Central

The RNSA office will be closed on Friday 27th September. Apologies for any inconvenience.

20 September 2019General

RNSA EGM 1 NOV 19

Central

Announcement of the RNSA EGM 1 Nov 19 and Portmouth Moorings' Berth Holders Meeting 11 Oct 19. Dear RNSA Members, Further to the Vice Commodore’s letter of 5 July 2019 covering ..

19 September 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 5

Portsmouth

A great evening to be on the water, not quite so good for yacht racing though. In the absence of Happy Apple, Tinker T took on the mantle of SOOD. With the already light SSE breeze ..

18 September 2019Dinghies

Baring Cup - 18 Sep 19

Portsmouth

This evening 6 Portsmouth sailors, each in RNSA Fusions, battled it out for the Baring Cup in glorious sunshine. Ian Parker and Claire Smith, staff at the RNSC, battled it out with ..

18 September 2019Cruising

Bradwell - 'Everything stops for Tide!'RNSA\RNVR YC Meeting 14/15 September 2019

East Coast

Bradwell is best visited by boat, as our frustrated engineers discovered. A perfect forecast of sunshine and light winds had the East Coast RNSA and RNVR YC making a rendez-vous at ..

18 September 2019General

Hornet Winter Lift out

Moorings

Hornet Winter Lift Out Deals

15 September 2019General

Inter Services Asymmetrics Championships - Regatta Report

RC (Dinghies)

The IS Asymmetric Open Regatta was held at Thorney Island 14-15 Sep, organised and hosted by the Army Sailing Association (ASA). A series of 5 races were held on Saturday, however ..

12 September 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 4

Portsmouth

The strong westerlies gusting to over 30 knots during the early afternoon were forecast to ease somewhat by the earlier race start time of 1800. The Series Organiser opted however ..

11 September 2019Dinghies

Portsmouth Dinghies Winter Sailing

Portsmouth

Don't let the cold weather put you off getting afloat There are still plenty of opportunities to get afloat in the cooler months. Highlights are below with further details on individual ..

10 September 2019General

Winter Berth Deals

Moorings

Winter berthing deals for Port Solent This year Port Solent is again offering RNSA members a winter boatyard discount. The offer is £829.00 including VAT. The price includes lift ..

29 August 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 2

Portsmouth

The rain laden dark clouds loomed over the western half of the Isle of Wight but fortunately for the small Autumn Series fleet they only produced shifting gusts in the eastern Solent ..

27 August 2019Cruising

Wheedling out the secrets of the River Ore 23-26 August 2019

East Coast

The East Coast Branch Rally to Harwich then Aldeburgh and Orford must have received Arthur Ransome's blessing East Coasters discovered the remedy for a blistering Bank Holiday: the ..

22 August 2019General

Exciting opportunity for Trafalgar Night Speaker

Central

A member who resides in Madeira is looking for a speaker on 19th October at a dinner in support of the Portuguese Armed Forces Charity. The dinner will be held at the Old Gunpowder ..

22 August 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 1

Portsmouth

A cracking sailing evening to start the Autumn Series with the gales and rain of Cowes Week a fast fading memory. Despite perfect sailing conditions of sunshine and 9-11 knots of south ..

21 August 2019General

Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

The Inter-Services Asymmetrics Regatta organised by the Army Sailing Association will be held 14-15 Sep 19 at Thorney Island. This is the final event of the 3 x Inter-Services Dinghy ..

19 August 2019General

Disposal of MOD Dinghies

Central

From the RN Sailing manager - All, the disposal of the old MoD Dinghies has been going really well and I hope those that have taken advantage of the scheme have realised what a ..

11 August 2019General

Britannia Yacht Club News

Britannia Yacht Club

BYC Relaunch - Update Steady progress is being made in re-invigorating and updating the BYC. We now have an active committee comprising interested parties from all corners of the ..

09 August 2019Cruising

Sortie to West Mersea - Vivien's BBQ - 3 August 2019

East Coast

Our annual Barbecue and Swimming Test at Vivien's Alpha House drew upon the social awareness needed to cope with exceptional spring tides If you were an oyster you couldn't fare much ..

02 August 2019General

Winter Layup and storage under the RNSA Clyde deal at the Clyde Marina

Clyde

Winter Layup, Storage Ashore. Winter Package, Lift Out and Inn. To all Clyde Branch members who own yachts. You are reminded that the Clyde Branch has a special deal with preferential ..

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 ..

25 July 2019General

Cowes Week and Dartmouth Regatta

RC (Offshore)

Crewing opportunities for Jolly Jack Tar and Jackaroo JJT and Jackaroo are still looking to maximise crewing opportunities for both Cowes Week and Dartmouth Regatta. The only stipulation ..

25 July 2019General

RN Offshore Team prepares for Fastnet

RC (Offshore)

With just over a week to go to the start of the Fastnet Race the Offshore Team are making their final preparations. RNSA has entered two yachts for this years Fastnet race. Otherwise ..

25 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - James Cup Final Race

Portsmouth

Dinghy sailing series Only 2 sailors braved the searing heat to race in Portsmouth harbour this evening. Dom Jacobs took 2 victories and with it the series. He had to fight for it ..

25 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 9

Portsmouth

The Windguru forecast from the Spitbank Fort website did not bode well for the final race of the summer series. 1800 - 6 knots from the west, backing southwest and decreasing to 2 ..

24 July 2019General

Dolphin Pool Marina

Moorings

Dolphin Pool Marina I have one berth available in Dolphin Marina for a 6m (20FT) boat. If anyone would like it please contact Gemma in the RNSA office by email on moorings@rnsa.org.uk. ..

23 July 2019General

NL75 - A Personal Journey

Medway

Mark Heane, one of our members travelled to Normandy for the commemorations of 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is a short summary of his trip out. Saturday at 2230 hrs, I departed ..

23 July 2019General

NL75 - A Personal Journey

Medway

Mark Heane, one of our members travelled to Normandy for the commemorations of 75th anniversary of D-Day. This is a short summary of his trip out. Saturday at 2230 hrs, I departed ..

23 July 2019General

Eddystone Pursuit 2019

Medway

Simon Mace who is the son of our branch captain, is the Operations Manager of Horizons Children's Sailing Charity, which provides opportunities for disadvantaged children and young ..

18 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies - Woodcock Trophy Report

Portsmouth

Racing in Portsmouth harbour Fifteen sailors took to Portsmouth harbour to race for the Woodcock Trophy. This time the Hartley 15 was the weapon of choice with all 6 of the RNSA owned ..

18 July 2019General

NAVYfit Cudrose

Central

The NAVYfit Festival at RNAS Culdrose is well underway,

18 July 2019General

NAVYfit Cudrose

Central

The NAVYfit Festival at RNAS Culdrose is well underway,

18 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 8

Portsmouth

Another glorious summers evening designed entirely for yacht racing. Almost the full fleet assembled missing only Kurketrekker (running racing in the west country), Jolly Jack Tar ..

12 July 2019General

2011 Handbooks

Central

Please remember that the old style 2011 handbook pre-dated GDPR and does include potentially sensitive information. I would ask you to all dispose of these old publications in the ..

11 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghies James Cup Race 2

Portsmouth

Dinghy sailors get afloat for a second evening of races in the James Cup series Three Portsmouth sailors took part in this evening’s racing. All chose to race RNSA owned Fusions from ..

11 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 7

Portsmouth

Summers evening sailing as it is supposed to be. A balmy 8-13 knots and T shirts and flip flops for the crews (though some not yet trusting the warmth to last opted for full foul weather ..

10 July 2019General

RNSA Cocktail Party Cowes 12 August

Central

This year's RNSA CTP will be held at the Sir Max Aitken Museum, Cowes on 12 August from 1900 - 2030. Tickets are £20 per person and it should be a great evening. As we did last year ..

10 July 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 6

Portsmouth

The results for race 6 of the Summer Series are at the link below.

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 ..

07 July 2019General

RNSA success at the Royal Yacht Squadron Commodore's Invitational Regatta

RC (Dinghies)

A scratch team consisting of RNSA 'execs' and talented RN offshore/dinghy sailors won a short 2 day RYS regatta 3-4 Jul in J70s against other invited yacht/sailing clubs. Race results ..

05 July 2019General

Letter from Vice Commodore & Chairman

Central

Please read the attached letter which provides an important update on RNSA's jouney towards charitable status

05 July 2019General

Jubilee Sailing Trust Emergency Appeal - update

Central

Please see the exciting update from the Trustees of the Jubille Sailing Trust. Dear Friends, Supporters and Colleagues, WE DID IT!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! On behalf of beneficiaries ..

03 July 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 4 Jul 19 - tomorrow's racing CANCELLED

Portsmouth

Not enough wind With a ridge of high pressure due to settle over the UK tomorrow, there will not be enough wind for racing so I have decided to cancel early. There are 2 more Thursday ..

01 July 2019General

AZAB Results

Britannia Yacht Club

RNSA Members achieve creditable results in AZAB Congratulations to Francis Douglas and Iain Petty who completed the Azores and Back race in the HR34 Seahorse, achieving a 3rd place ..

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 ..

26 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Fleet Commander’s Cup Race Report

Portsmouth

Dinghy racing in Portsmouth harbour This afternoon saw 6 RNSA(P) sailors competing for the Fleet Commander’s Cup in Fusion dinghies from Whale Island. Race Officer Ken Bichard ran ..

26 June 2019General

The Bosun Challenge

Britannia Yacht Club

Successful single-handed crossing of the Channel RNSA's Phil Slade completed a successful crossing from Dartmouth to St Peter Port in his Bosun Dinghy early yesterday morning and, ..

24 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 5

Portsmouth

Summer at last! A warm summers evening designed for sailing but with a blustery north easterly of 15/16 knots gusting to 27 to add a bit of interest. Jolly Jack Tar the SOOD Set a ..

24 June 2019Cruising

NL75 -An East Coast Perspective

East Coast

The organisation of the RNSA\RNVRYC Commemoration Service and the Dinner with the Mayor held special poignancy as the commemoration of D-Day moves from the last memories and eye-witness ..

24 June 2019General

RNSA wins Inter Service Match Racing Regatta

Central

Emphatic win for the RNSA team at the IS Match Racing Regatta last week. It was hosted by the Royal Yacht Squadorn in J70s. Hamish (first overall) and Keri were the succesful skippers ..

21 June 2019General

BYC 60th Anniversary Dinner

Britannia Yacht Club

A dinner was held in the Royal Naval College Dartmouth to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the Britannia Yacht Club The guest of honour, Captain Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, CBE, RD*, ..

20 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 4

Portsmouth

The Solent wind models were yet again found wanting, most saying around 8 knots of westerly ish breeze at 1800. A fine south westerly of 12-15 knots was what greeted the fleet at Gilkicker ..

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 ..

17 June 2019Dinghies

Top results for Russ and Penny Clark as the 505 class newcomers

RC (Dinghies)

Cdr Russ Clark and Lt Cdr Penny Clark (Rtd) (oh yes, and former Olympian!) come 5th at the 505 Euro Cup Riva del Garda 30 May-1 Jun, and then improve slightly to win the 505 Barcelona ..

13 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup - tonight's racing CANCELLED

Portsmouth

Racing cancelled tonight (13 Jun 19) Tonight’s racing has been cancelled due to high winds. Expecting F6 in the harbour so would rather save people the journey down. Do come down for ..

13 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 3

Portsmouth

An evening to forget! Tinker T the stand-in SOOD arrived early at Gilkicker point to try and make some sense out of the confusing forecast. The 6 knots of westerly wind measured on ..

11 June 2019General

BYC Channel Islands Rally

Britannia Yacht Club

BYC members are invited to join a rally to Guernsey and Jersey from 24 to 28 June 2019 Britannia Yacht Club members are holding a rally to the Channel Islands to support Phil Slade ..

11 June 2019General

The Bosun Challenge

Britannia Yacht Club

BRNC staff member to sail a Bosun Dinghy single handed from Dartmouth to the Channel Islands to raise money for the RN & RM Charity. Following on from his 2016 record-breaking double-handed ..

08 June 2019Offshore

RNSA win Services Offshore Regatta

Central

This year's SOR saw 3 races: Portsmouth to Cherbourg, Cherbourg to Weymouth and Weymouth to Portsmouth. RNSA won first IRC, first Victoria 34 and the overall regatta. The conditions ..

06 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup 1

Portsmouth

First of 5 evenings of handicap racing in Portsmouth harbour Four RNSA sailors turned out for the first evening of the James Cup. All four sailed fusions which, to the race officer’s ..

06 June 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 2

Portsmouth

With the embers of the Red Arrows display, part of the D Day anniversary celebrations, dying in the sky overhead the small fleet of yachts assembled at the Gilkicker start line for ..

03 June 2019Offshore

2019 Services Offshore race (SOR) is under way

Central

Follow the Victoria 34 fleet as it competes this week with the yellow brick tracker

03 June 2019Offshore

RNSA take third place in the Women's Open Keelboat Championships 2019 (WOKC)

Central

A weekend of intense sailing in the Solent as the fleet of 12 boats competed in IRC class 1 The RN Offshore women's team won third place in the WOKC this week end. The first day saw ..

02 June 2019Cruising

Calais Rally 2019

East Coast

The Little Ships Club yet again prove great hosts: Another year, another Calais Rally! Some late cancellations following engine, health and work problems resulted in three RNSA ..

01 June 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy James Cup starts on Thursday

Portsmouth

Notice of Race and Sailing Instructions The first of 5 dinghy handicap races in the James Cup series will take place on Thursday 6th June. Nor & SI are available below. If you'd ..

30 May 2019Dinghies

Le Crunch (23-24 May 19)

Central

The RN wins the annual team racing competition against the French The 'Le Crunch' regatta is an annual event that sees the Royal Navy and Marine Nationale compete. This year the event ..

30 May 2019General

RNC-RAYC D-Day Invitation

Central

The Club has very kindly offered an invitation for RNSA members to use their facilities next week. Details below. This is a general notice to all clubs with which we have reciprocal ..

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 ..

30 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series race 1

Portsmouth

The weather conditions that Race 1 of the Summer Series offered up were more akin to the final race of the Autumn Series, overcast with a hint of rain and a cool south westerly ranging ..

23 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 3

Portsmouth

Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour The third and final race coaching session took place in Portsmouth tonight from RNSC. Four boats (2 Hartleys, a Fusion and an RS200) took part in ..

23 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 9

Portsmouth

The slightly depleted fleet, missing 3 yachts, gathered at Gilkicker to decide who would top the podium for the Spring Series. In reality a crunch match between Jolly Jack Tar and ..

22 May 2019Dinghies

Le Crunch Admin Order

Central

Please see the attached Admin Order for the Le Crunch Regatta between the French and Royal Navies.

20 May 2019General

The Bosun Challenge – Raising money for RN&RMC

Central

Following on from his 2016 record-breaking double-handed sail in a Bosun dinghy from Plymouth to Portsmouth via France, Phil Slade is about to repeat the challenge, this time single-handed ..

16 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 2

Portsmouth

Race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Twelve RNSA sailors took to the water for some race training in RNSA owned Hartley 15s and Fusions from RNSC, Whale Island. The training was led ..

16 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 8

Portsmouth

The cool Easterly had been blowing all day at 12 to 15 knots but right on cue as the Wednesday racing fleet gathered at Gilkicker down it went to 5 knots with the Solent to the west ..

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 ..

12 May 2019Cruising

Visitors Mooring Buoys Helford River and St Mawes

Central

New mooring buoys planned We have experienced some trouble with the pick up line and mooring pendants on these moorings getting entangled around the riser chain. These moorings will ..

09 May 2019Dinghies

RNSA(P) Dinghy Race Coaching 1

Portsmouth

Evening of dinghy race coaching in Portsmouth harbour Eight dinghy sailors gathered in Portsmouth this evening for some race coaching. RC(Dinghies) Cdr Andy Wood delivered a short ..

09 May 2019General

QHM Stickers

Moorings

Haslar Road closure from 4th June for 4 weeks

09 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 7

Portsmouth

Although it had been blowing dogs off chains in the Solent all day the forecast wind models indicated a moderation in the eastern Solent around 1800 therefore the series organiser ..

08 May 2019Cruising

The Second Battle of Maldon (Vikings 1 Saxons 0 (Again!)

East Coast

The Heybridge Rally (4/5 May) attracted a rather unexpected series of defections but we took another lesson in history! The East Coast May Bank Holiday Rally was the subject of meticulous ..

08 May 2019General

OSTAR / TWOSTAR 2020

Central

It is now only a year until The Royal Western Yacht Club of England celebrate the 60th anniversary of the first OSTAR (The Original Single Handed Transatlantic Race), this being the ..

02 May 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 6

Portsmouth

Ten yachts of the regular fleet of eleven mustered at Gilkicker for the sixth race of the Spring series. Fortunately the spasmodic rainfall had died away and a light southwesterly ..

29 April 2019Dinghies

RN Victory at the Inter Services Dinghy Team Racing Championships

RC (Dinghies)

The Inter-Services Dinghy Team Racing Championships took place 25-26 Apr at Bowmoor Sailing Club (Cotswolds) hosted by RAFSA. The Royal Navy Dinghy Team did rather well - here is ..

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.......

26 April 2019Offshore

Services Offshore Regatta 2019

RC (Offshore)

SOR 2019 3-8 Jun 19 Calling Notice The DIN for the 2019 SOR has been released. The link can be found by opening the SOR marker on the Events Calendar within the members area. The ..

25 April 2019Offshore

1884 Series

RC (Offshore)

Jackaroo begins her season Jackaroo, the RNSA J80 based in Plymouth has begun her season with the 1884 Series run by Royal Western YC. The series runs every Wednesday Evening until ..

25 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 5

Portsmouth

What a change from the glorious Easter weekend, temperatures down to 12 degrees and a looming black cloud that looked rain filled. But at least there was breeze. With the wind due ..

23 April 2019Dinghies

RNSA (Portsmouth) Dinghy Racing Programme 2019

Portsmouth

Races from RN Sailing Centre, HMS EXCELLENT The 2019 Dinghy Racing Programme is now available online via RNSA website. There will be several races this year held on either Wednesday ..

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 ..

18 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 4

Portsmouth

Whilst half a mile inland all was sunny and warm arrival on the Solent coast brought on shivers in the cold very murky fog. As the yachts gathered their teams ready for the sail to ..

16 April 2019General

J80 - Jackaroo

Plymouth

Jackaroo is an RNSA owned J80 that is dry sailed from Queen Ann's Battery in Plymouth and available for regular racing - new crew and Skippers are needed to make the most of this valuable ..

16 April 2019General

Mooring Availability

Moorings

Members who wish to be aware there are berths available in the Portsmouth area Within the Portsmouth area we have moorings available, these include pontoon berths and swinging moorings, ..

11 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 3

Portsmouth

Despite the cool north easterly it was a cracking evening for a sail with plenty of sunshine and another great sunset thrown in. With the late withdrawal of Jolly Jack Tar with gear ..

09 April 2019Meetings

April Meeting minutes

Portland

Items include the silting up of moorings, the use of our RIB at local events, and the Weymouth Bay aquaculture proposal. The latter can be accessed using the link below, the chart ..

08 April 2019General

RNSA Transformation

Central

A quick update for those who did not attend the AGM As our Commodore outlined in his letter we have been waiting on feedback from the Charity Commission regarding our application to ..

06 April 2019General

Portland's resident dolphin

Portland

A friendly bottlenose dolphin has taken up residence in Portland harbour and is charming all water users. The dolphin has been playing with boats, swimming with locals and keeping ..

06 April 2019General

Portland Harbour Master's Latest Newsletter

Portland

The latest newsletter from the port.

04 April 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 2

Portsmouth

Cold! How is this Spring I mused as with teeth chattering amidst a crew yawning competition we took the long low water route to Gilkicker. Things perked up a bit once we were in the ..

03 April 2019Offshore

Royal Naval Sailing Association - Plymouth Branch Offshore Races 2019

Plymouth

Plymouth Branch organise 3 of the 5 races that make up the Ullman Sails Offshore Series organised by the Port of Plymouth Sailing Association. The races to St Peter Port, Roscoff and ..

02 April 2019Dinghies

Holt Cup 2019 Report

RC (Dinghies)

RN Inter-Region Team Racing The RN Inter Region Team Racing Championship took place last weekend in 2000s in Portsmouth Harbour. A total of 36 RN sailors in 9 teams turned out to ..

02 April 2019Windsurfing

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

RC (Windsurfing)

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 ..

29 March 2019General

Branch Workday at Chatham - 30th March 2019

Medway

Medway Branch will be holding its first workday of the year at the club house on Saturday 30th March 2019. We will be joined by members of the other user groups including the Royal ..

28 March 2019Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series race 1

Portsmouth

Although the weather was spring like the forecast seemed to offer nothing better than a mega driftathon for the first race of the RNSA(Portsmouth) Wednesday evening Spring Series. ..

27 March 2019General

NAVYfit at HMS SULTAN

Central

RNSA Ready for NAVYfit East Region Festival

26 March 2019General

RNSA Safety Management Plan

Central

This is an important document for all event organisers - please read and action accordingly. The RNSA delivers a broad range of challenging activities which exposes our members ..

25 March 2019General

RNSA AGM

Central

Our AGM was held last Saturday at HMS NELSON with 100 members in attendance. The evening also included prize giving and a dinner in the Wardroom. It was great to see so many members, ..

18 March 2019General

Camber Sailing Center Courses 2019

Plymouth

Course dates not to be missed

17 March 2019General

ROYAL NAVAL SAILING ASSOCIATION SINGLE-HANDED RACES 2019

Plymouth

SINGLE-HANDED RACES 2019 Fancy something different this season, then why not join in with the action packed Single handed Series SINGLE-HANDED RACES 2019 PLYMOUTH to SALCOMBE ..

17 March 2019General

Fishing gear Entanglements and how to report them.

Plymouth

A concern to boaters for many years and it has been on the RYA’s agenda for just as long. This is a big problem in the South West. We’ve all been there and seen a badly marked pot, ..

07 March 2019General

Captain Sir Robin Knox-Johnston CBE, RD, RNR

Central

As a RNSA Life Rear Commodore Sir Robin's eightieth year is being celebrated by a number of events including a series of video vignettes on utube sponsored by MSAmlin. Dee Caffari ..

04 March 2019General

Lady Mine

Medway

Yacht Lady Mine, which was illegally secured to No 1 mooring buoy on the RNSA trots nearest to the slip remains submerged. As a result the No 1 mooring buoy and two adjacent buoys ..

01 March 2019General

RNSA Annual General Meeting

Central

2019 Royal Naval Sailing Association ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HMS NELSON WARDROOM TRAFALGAR ROOM Saturday 23 March 2019 at 1800 AGENDA 1. Opening remarks by the Commodore including ..

06 February 2019Social

Winter Dinner on the East Coast

East Coast

Thoughts turned to the season ahead over mulled wine in Jacqui-B, followed by a splendid supper at the Last Anchor, Ipswich. With the light remains of snow about the East Coasters ..

05 February 2019General

Portland Harbour Master's 1st Newsletter

Portland

This is the first newsletter that the Port have produced, emanating from a suggestion at a recent meeting of yacht club Mooring Officers. Mark Rowles at Portland Port has published ..

04 February 2019Cruising

RNSA FALMOUTH Cruising Group

Central

2019 Programme now Available Once again this year we have a combined programme RNSA and RCYC – we have many members in common and historically our most successful ventures have been ..

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 ..

11 January 2019General

New RNSA Events Calendar

Central

A new calendar facility is now available in the Members' Only area together with the ability to print, download or subscribe to as many of the different RNSA events' calendars as interest ..

08 January 2019General

Plymouth Winter Walks

Plymouth

Plymouth Winter Walks are back! Start walking off that Christmas food and enjoy a walk and talk with fellow sailors. Make plans and compare refits. Full details on the events page. ..

20 December 2018General

Montagu Whaler under the RNSA burgee

Central

Led by Steve Evans a group are re building a Montagu Whaler in Bristol. They are focusing on having her ready to sail and row in the Gulf du Morbihan, Brittany this coming May. The ..

12 December 2018Cruising

Operation Tinsel - Cambridge URNU cadets get a weekend afloat

East Coast

Each year the East Coast Branch takes CURNU cadets on a weekend sail. The Michaelmas and Lent Terms are ideal because they aren't plagued by exams 7-9 December found two East Coast ..

11 December 2018General

RNSA Branded Musto BR1 Corsica Jacket

Central

New Year deal for RNSA Members Please place orders with Gemma from 7th January 2019 by email at admin@rnsa.org.uk Prices: Collection from the RNSA office £120.00 including VAT Delivery ..

08 December 2018Meetings

AGM minutes

Portland

The AGM held at WPNSA, Portland at the end of November 2018.

03 December 2018General

Hargreaves Orders

Central

Christmas Cut-off date

02 December 2018Cruising

Portland Trophy awards

Portland

The three prize-winning entries for the Portland Trophy, reminding us what a wonderful summer it was in the UK! The Portland Trophy and two cash prizes are awarded for entertaining ..

15 November 2018General

RNSA Autumn Newsletter

Central

Please find attached a round up of the season news. Of note is the change of date for the AGM which will now be held on Saturday 23 March 2019 at HMS Nelson tying in with the Holt ..

06 November 2018Meetings

AGM Calling notice

Portland

The AGM to be held at WPNSA on Friday 30 November

06 November 2018Meetings

October Meeting Minutes

Portland

Minutes of the October committee meeting including vacancies, proposed work on moorings and next year's proposed sailing programme

18 October 2018Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 9

Portsmouth

The final race of the Series and the season as far as Wednesday evenings go contained all the anticipated drama as the series podium went down to the wire. In the very light airs the ..

31 October 2017General

Sealift 3 Haslar Marina Winter Special

Moorings

Good discounts available so get a quote Up to 35%* Discount on Antifoul with Hull Cut & Polish services completed in November & December 2017, plus service vouchers valid ..