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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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07 June 2017General


A RNSA Hamble River Pile Mooring available now for up to a 32' yacht. Due to a move to Wales one of the 3 RNSA Hamble River Pile moorings has become available. Suitable for up to .....

22 May 2017General


In the early hours of Friday 9th June, 60 knot winds and 15 metre seas were experienced by competitors, caused by a very low depression (967 mb). These extreme conditions caused damage .....

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25 June 2017General


RC (Offshore)

We were lucky this year to employ the services of CATTISTOCK to start, and professional drone pilots to record our exploits off Brighton. Please click on the link....

22 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 4


A long race to complement the longest day, alas the wind died but not the tide. Race abandoned in favour of a cold beer and a curry!...

21 June 2017General

Winter Lay up facility


The 2017/2018 Handbook for the Winter Lay-up facility in Bull Point is now available - see attachment to this Item. Members wishing to apply for a place should do so asap and no later .....

16 June 2017General

Captain Chris Wells on the QM2 - RNSA member rescues Member Mervyn Wheatley

NW and IoM

Captain Chris rescued Mervyn who was racing in mid Atlantic. How fortunate to be rescued by another member. Chris was List 1 RNR and well known around the decks of HMS Fearless .....

15 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 3


A delightful Summers evening sail but a tricky tidal situation to test the tacticians. With the tide turning to the east on the mainland shore but still going to the west on the Island .....

09 June 2017General



Weather forces postponement Unfortunately the strong winds forecast for the 10-11 Jun have forced the organisors to delay the event until later in the year with September being favorite. .....

08 June 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Summer Series Race 2


With the wind gusting to 35 knots throughout the Solent at midday but several forecasts indicating it would moderate in the late afternoon it was once again a day of decision making. .....

07 June 2017General

Turn to Starboard


Request for Military Sailing Charity support The Portsmouth Branch has received the attached request to show the below linked YouTube video in an effort to raise funds for this charity. .....

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
06 Jun - 05 Sep 17 Ex HIGHLAND EXPRESS 2017 (additional boat and spaces) Dunstaffnage Marina near Oban (returning to Gosport)
24 Jun - 25 May 17 UKWA Slalom - Round 3 Christchurch
25 Jun - 02 Jul 17 RNSA Windsurfing Development Camp Vassiliki, Greece
28 Jun 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 5 Gilkicker Point start line
28 Jun 17 Fleet Commander's Cup Royal Navy Sailing Centre, Whale Island
01 - 02 Jul 17 UKWA Racing - Cup 3 Bridlington
05 Jul 17 RNSA (P) Summer Series Race 6 Gilkicker Point start line
08 - 09 Jul 17 UKWA Slalom - Round 4 Worthing, Sussex