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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.


27 May 2020General

Stay safe

Central

Please see the attached news article.

13 May 2020General

Covid-19 policy update

Central

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12 May 2020General

BBC News article

Central

An interesting update from the BBC

11 May 2020General

RYA view

Central

RYA update with more to follow at 1630 post Govt update at 1400. RNSA updates to follow but boat checks, conservative sailing and consideration for others will be key priorities. ..

07 May 2020General

RYA update

Central

RYA thoughts on the new norm The RYA is working on a range of guidance and resources to help members and the wider boating community prepare for a return to the water in anticipation ..

24 April 2020General

RYA Webinar - Racing Rules

Central

The RYA is hosting a series of free webinars for racing sailors and aspiring race officials to introduce and explain the racing rules of sailing. Whether you’re a rules expert, a squad ..

23 April 2020General

America’s Cup

Central

Like everyone in the world, the America’s Cup is not untouched by the effects of the COVID19 Coronavirus. Very quickly it became apparent that the unavoidable but regretable cancellations ..

10 April 2020General

Message from the First Sea Lord

Central

Please see 1SL's message via the link below.

10 April 2020General

Message from the Chaplain of the Fleet

Central

Please see the link below.

10 April 2020Cruising

Cruising Events Updates

RC (Cruising)

Planned national 2020 events are being cancelled. With transport restrictions in the UK and border regulations in the EU a number of events we have been planning and looking forward ..

09 April 2020General

RNSA Quiz - enter now!

Central

The Facebook competition group has a maritime quiz for RNSA members, kindly generated by Andy Du Port. But not every member will be a Facebook enthusiast, so if you would still like ..

08 April 2020General

RNSA Buddies

Central

The recent email from our Commodore introduced the concept of RNSA Buddies. It is all set up with a dozen or so members already volunteering to man the phones. Simply call Deborah ..

03 April 2020General

RN Coronavirus web page

Central

The link will take you to the Royal Navy's website and some detail on coronavirus. Please take a look.

02 April 2020General

RNSA Competition

Central

If you are looking for fun and interaction check out our facebook page - see link below to join. Phil and his team, plus the volunteer committee members, are doing an excellent job ..

30 March 2020General

The News Article on use of Portsmouth Harbour

Central

Please don't venture out. Authorities responsible for patrolling the Solent have asked people not to take to the water during the national lockdown, as sailors continue to venture ..

27 March 2020General

QUEEN'S HARBOUR MASTER PORTSMOUTH Recreational Boating During Coronavirus

Central

LNTM No 24/20 1. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the Queen’s Harbour Master Portsmouth regarding this departments position on recreational boating during the current restrictions introduced ..

25 March 2020General

RNSA 2019 Prize Winners

Central

As you know we had to postpone the annual prize giving due to coronavirus, but I thought it would be timely to announce the winners. Well done to all and we will advise about presentations ..

23 March 2020General

RYA advice on coronavirus

Central

RYA update

19 March 2020General

Update for berth holders in the Portsmouth area

Central

Berth holders may still access Fleetlands and Dolphin / Fort Blockhouse but there are additional precuations. Hornet Services sailing Club continues with its launch programme but ..

18 March 2020Offshore

RNSA Portsmouth Wednesday Evening Spring Series Cancelled

Central

in line with Government and other guidelines this series has unfortunately had to be cancelled.

17 March 2020General

RNSA response to Coronavirus

Central

All members should have received the following email: Dear Members, You will all be aware of the Government advice regarding Coronavirus and the need to implement a range of ..

17 March 2020General

Prize Giving Cancelled

Central

Unfortunately. due to coronavirus pandemic and subsequent Government advice, the RNSA Prize Giving scheduled for 27 March has been postponed. Alternative arrangements are under consideration. ..

12 March 2020General

RN Team Racing Championships (Holt Cup) - POSTPONED

RC (Dinghies)

COVID-19 - RM Stonehouse is imposing restrictions on non-essential visitors which includes the use of the RN/RM Sailing Centre. Folks, I have just been informed that RM Stonehouse ..

12 March 2020General

Consultation to remove red diesel entitlement announced

Central

See Marine Industry News Article below https://www.marineindustrynews.co.uk/consultation-to-remove-red-diesel-entitlement-announced/ Chancellor Rishi Sunak has shared plans ..

12 March 2020General

25% discount on selected Reeds almanacs and publications until 30 April

Central

See the discounts section in the members area for more details. The code will give members 25% discount on the following titles (including physical and electronic copies): 1. The ..

05 March 2020General

Plymouth Branch AGM

Plymouth

Plymouth Branch AGM and Skittles evening 21 March 2020. Dear Plymouth Branch Members, Hello! As your Branch Captain, I am writing to give you an update on the future of your selected ..

04 March 2020General

Coronavirus

Central

As the start of season is rapidly approaching, RNSA wishes to put the wellbeing of all our Members and beneficiaries as a top priority and would ask you to please consider the following ..

04 March 2020General

New SB20 for RNSA

Central

At the Dinghy Show last weekend RNSA received its brand new SB20, Sail Navy. It will be a key enabler to introduce members to this exciting class, to offer the opportunity of competing ..

28 February 2020General

Dinghy Show this weekend

Central

Come as see the RNSA's new SB20 if you are visitng the show.

27 February 2020General

Portsmouth Offshore Group Talk - Friday 17th April 2020

Central

Marine Accidents and Current Developments in Safety at Sea When - Friday 17th April 2020 commencing at 7.30 pm (buffet supper served) 8.00 pm talk will start. Where - Civil ..

19 February 2020General

RNSA PLYMOUTH Branch Skittles Evening with a short AGM. 21st March 2020 Westward

Plymouth

1815 AGM, 1900 Skittles event. Come along with friends, family and support your local branch. Find out what’s going on within the RNSA, meet new people catch up on Summer plans. AGM ..

18 February 2020Meetings

February meeting minutes

Portland

Items include a branch status and moorings update.

18 February 2020General

RNSA 2020 Prize Giving

Central

What: Prize Giving to include a welcome drink and 2 course buffet for £22 per person. When: Friday 27th March 2020 commencing at 1900. Where: Royal Naval and Royal Albert Yacht Club, ..

15 February 2020Social

Winter Dinner -ECB's Mulled Wine saved from Storm Ciara by gracious TRUMPETER

East Coast

The RNSA-ECB pre-dinner mulled wine 'aboard' was about to be inconveniently disrupted by Storm Ciara, then HMS TRUMPETER stepped in with aplomb. The ECB's Winter Dinner at Ipswich ..

15 February 2020General

BYC Summer Cruise - 22 to 27 June 2020

Britannia Yacht Club

BYC is organising a summer rally from Dartmouth westwards between 22 and 27 June. The aim is to visit Salcombe, Yealm and Fowey before boats return independently or continue to their ..

11 February 2020Dinghies

Dinghy Event Calendar 2020

RC (Dinghies)

The Dinghy events for 2020 have been uploaded to the RNSA website. The dinghy and sportsboat events that are currently known have been added to the RNSA events calendar. More may ..

06 February 2020General

J80 - Jackaroo

Plymouth

The RNSAs J80 - Jackaroo needs an organiser to manage crew for regular sailing in Plymouth Jackaroo is run by RC(O) to provide racing opportunities in the Plymouth area for RNSA members. ..

06 February 2020General

The Logistics of D Day

Central

RNSA members welcome at the forthcoming Portsmouth Offshore Group Talk We are delighted that David Russell, who gave us such a good talk in January, has agreed to return and deliver ..

06 February 2020General

Commander David Llewellyn

Central

RNSA is sorry to advise members of the sad loss of David who was a hugely strong supporter of our Association for some 38 years. Please see the message from his son, Henry. I am very ..

04 February 2020Dinghies

Holt Cup - RN Team Racing Championship 2020

RC (Dinghies)

The historic Holt Cup returns for 2020, and this year is being held in the SW at Camber SC on Thu 19 - Fri 20 March. This main event in the dinghy racing calendar is an intra-service ..

02 February 2020Cruising

RNSA FALMOUTH 2020 CRUISING PROGRAMME

Central

The 2020 programme is published and entered as events in the RNSA Calendar. Attached file too.

29 January 2020General

Do you fancy helping shape the future of your Association?

Central

Are you a Junior Officer, Junior / Senior Rate and actively involved in RNSA sailing - then why not become a Trustee? The RNSA Board of Trustees recently held their inaugural meeting ..

16 January 2020General

Cork Week 2020

RC (Offshore)

The Beaufort Cup invites sailing teams who represent their associated national services to race over 5 days in a mix of challenging offshore and inshore races. We also require skippers ..

15 January 2020General

Cruising Association Open Weekend 29 Feb - 1 Mar

Central

Please see the attached flyer With no London Boat Show taking place in January anymore, our Open Weekend provides the opportunity for visitors to listen to and chat with specialists ..

09 January 2020General

Tall Ships Youth Trust fund raising dinner

Central

The fund raising dinner will be held at BRNC on 14 March. Please see the flyer for further details on how to support this great cause. The charity made it's first operating profit ..

09 January 2020General

Crew wanted for Round Ireland Race in June

Central

An opportunity to sail the Round Ireland race on board the RNVR Yacht Club boat Volunteer, a Beneteau First 40.7. The race starts and finishes in Wicklow and the commitment would ..

06 January 2020General

Request for Journal articles - end of Feb is fine

Central

Please do keep your Journal articles coming.

03 January 2020General

RNVRYC Invitation to RMSC Members

RMSC

The RNVR Yacht Club has extended an open invitation to RMSC members to join in their activities. Letter and 2020 programme attached

03 January 2020General

RNSA Winter walks 2020

Plymouth

Happy New Year to all. Dear members and associated members, its back……… Winter walks that is! Next walk so you don’t forget.... Sunday 12th January 2020– Wembury Coastal walk– ..

31 December 2019Meetings

AGM Minutes

Portland

Items include voting on Branch status, future committee member changes, an AGM change of date, and fees and plans for 2020.

20 December 2019General

Message from the Commodore

Central

Please see the letter from our Commodore.

20 December 2019General

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Central

Season's greetings from the office team. Thanks for all your support during a fun filled year. Have a great festive period and we look forward to seeing you all in the New Year. ..

14 December 2019General

BYC Christmas Bash

Britannia Yacht Club

The BYC held an "At Home" in the Wardroom of BRNC on Thursday evening. It was a great pre Christmas party with over 100 people filling the Mess, including the representatives of 16 ..

04 December 2019Cruising

Portland Trophy awards

Portland

The Portland Trophy and two cash prizes are awarded for entertaining and informative cruising articles submitted by members during the season. This year there were five entries submitted, ..

02 December 2019General

RNSA Moorings Ltd update and request for volunteers

Central

RNSA Moorings Ltd will replace PNMF early in the New Year as part of RNSA's continuing transition to CIO status. This new organisation is looking for a Non-Executive Director or 2 ..

23 November 2019Meetings

November meeting minutes

Portland

Items include forthcoming AGM items, mooring issues including recent thefts, the change of financial year-end and a proposal for Affiliated status for the branch following the recent ..

18 November 2019Dinghies

RNSC Frostbite day 2

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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 ..

01 November 2019General

EGM Result - Proposition to become a CIO carried by a large majority

Central

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 ..

31 October 2019General

EGM 1 Nov 19

Central

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

Portsmouth

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

Portsmouth

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 ..

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

Dunkirk 80 Years On

RC (Cruising)

Five year return of Dunkirk Little Ships to Dunkirk. Preliminary Calling notice updated to include ADLS dates. Preliminary Calling Notice May 2020 It will be a spectator event with ..

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

RNSA EGM 1 Nov 19 - Please vote Dear RNSA Members, Further to the Vice Commodore’s letter of 5 July 2019 covering the latest update on the route to charitable status, I am pleased ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

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 ..

31 October 2017General

Sealift 3 Haslar Marina Winter Special

Moorings

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