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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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22 May 2017General


Mervyn Wheatley has entered Tamarind for OSTAR 17 which starts from Plymouth on Monday 29 May. In 1956 Blondie Hasler became interested in the challenges of offshore singlehanded sailing .....

09 May 2017General


As many of you will know, Richard Farrington has led work to prepare RNSA for a possible, subject to members’ views, transition to a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO). Richard .....

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24 May 2017Offshore

RNSA/CCSC Friday evening racing results


A summary of this season's Friday evening series The first race was cancelled due to very windy weather. The second race saw two boats, Cornish Lady and Karma, turn out on for a .....

20 May 2017General

Plymouth to St Peter Port - Late May Bank Holiday weekend


Race or cruise to St Peter Port for the Bank Holiday weekend, see events for full details RNSA (Plymouth) will again this year be running the ever popular Plymouth to St Peter Port .....

11 May 2017General

RNSA Windsurfing Festival to be held 10-11 Jun 17

RC (Windsurfing)

The RNSA Windsurfers will be holding the annual RNSA Windsurfing Festival at Calshot Activities Centre 10-11 Jun 17. The event provides instruction and fun windsurfing and Stand Up .....

11 May 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 7


Wow! Yet another ideal sailing evening with a south easterly of 8-14 knots, cool but with sunshine, what's not to like. With a no-show from Thunderflash the scheduled SOOD (I just .....

09 May 2017General

Yacht VOLUNTEER: First 40.7


PORTSMOUTH Following her late withdrawal from the Fastnet Campaign 'VOLUNTEER' is available now for additional charters (particularly in May and June). For the latest availability .....

09 May 2017Cruising

Battle of Medway

RC (Cruising)

The Dutch are planning a second invasion to mark the Battle of Medway 350 years ago when they swept up the Medway and walked off with half the fleet. Great potential as a spectical. .....

04 May 2017Dinghies

The SB20 Competes Again!

RC (Dinghies)

An update from the SB20 Manager, Lizzie Farrington, on progress so far this season and what lies ahead for the growing team. After a couple of years of the SB20 not being used to its .....

04 May 2017General

RNSA(P) Wednesday Spring Series Race 6


Another own goal for the Met office amateurs who last week promised warmth and sunshine from Wednesday onwards. The only sunshine the Gilkicker fleet got was being sailed by Malcolm .....

Forthcoming Events


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Date Event Venue
29 Mar - 18 Oct 17 RNSA(P) Spring, Summer and Autumn Series 2017 - Entry form here Eastern Solent (Gilkicker Point Start)
05 May - 01 Sep 17 Friday evening racing Portland Harbour
13 May - 09 Sep 17 Plymouth Singlehanded Series Plymouth to Various destinations
13 May - 09 Sep 17 Plymouth Single Handed Events Plymouth
24 May 17 RNSA (P) Spring Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line
27 May 17 - 29 May 16 Calais Rally Spring Bank Holiday. Must be Calais
27 - 29 May 17 RORC Myth of Malham Solent- Western Approaches
27 May 17 St Peter Port Race - 27 May 17 Start Line off Stonehouse Camber
27 - 29 May 17 Plymouth to St Peter Port Race - 27 May 17 Plymouth (Start Line off Stonehouse Camber)
27 - 28 May 17 UKWA Racing - Cup 2 Christchurch
31 May 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 1 - Cowes Race Gilkicker Point start line
03 - 04 Jun 17 National Watersports Festival Rutland Water