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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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05 October 2017General


Ocean Safety have offered RNSA members the opportunity to purchase a liferaft at a special price. If you want one please contact the company directly on stating .....

27 September 2017Dinghies


Tricky conditions and some well practised opposition meant the RN didn't manage to retain the mighty Gold Cup. The RN was represented by 3 boats at the Inter Services Asymmetrics Championships .....

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13 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series race 8 - Cancelled


An early decision to cancel was taken based on existing conditions at midday together with the forecast. The race organiser noted 37 knots at Stokes Bay at race start time which I .....

10 October 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series races 6 and 7


Apologies for the results delay, on my return from sunny Tenerife (eventually, no thanks to Monarch) I found my PC had stopped running HAL properly. However after much angst and loads .....

27 September 2017Cruising


East Coast

12 Boats met up in the Orwell for the last Rally of the Season Determined to make the best of the end-of season rally and given a spring tide and benign winds 12 RNVR YC and RNSA boats .....

27 September 2017Dinghies

Inter Service Keelboat Championships for the Coningham Cup: 16-17 Sep 17

RC (Dinghies)

The RN team dominated the weekend's sailing to finish 1st and 2nd to become Inter Service Keelboat Champions and winners of the Coningham Cup! Racing in Sonars from the Island Sailing .....

25 September 2017General

J70 Development Weekend


The weekend of 16-17 Sep saw the second running of a combined sailing development weekend with the Royal Yacht Squadron. Our Chairman/Vice Commodore led a 6 strong team and linked .....

24 September 2017Cruising

Berthing and Layup facilities in Scotland

RC (Cruising)

Details of RNSA Members self help scheme which might be of interest to cruising members The RNSA on the Clyde - as part of a developing facility for its members - has negotiated its .....

21 September 2017Offshore

RNSA(P) Wednesday Autumn Series Race 5


The 9 yachts that slipped out of Portsmouth harbour at low water to take the long way around to the start line at Gilkicker were rewarded by some fine Autumn sailing complete with .....

18 September 2017General

Inter Service Windsurfing Championships 2017

RC (Windsurfing)

Navy Team Triumph For the third year running the Royal Navy are the Windsurfing Inter Services Team Champions and the icing on the cake was that LET Tom Eskdale reclaimed his position .....

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)
23 Sep - 28 Oct 17 Portsmouth Sailing Club Club Autumn 2017 Parhelion Series Why Go West? - Stay East! All races held in the Eastern Solent (Spithead).
11 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 8 Gilkicker Point start line
14 - 20 Oct 17 Weymouth Speed Week and Inter-services Speed Championships WPNSA Portland
14 - 15 Oct 17 UKWA Racing - Cup 6 Stokes Bay
18 Oct 17 RNSA (P) Autumn Series Race 9 Gilkicker Point start line
21 Oct 17 End of Season Lunch & Annual General Meeting A Downstream Location TBC.
22 Oct 17 Victory Trophy Littleton Sailing Club
28 - 29 Oct 17 UKWA Slalom Round 7 WPNSA Weymouth
Oct 17 tbc Forces Open Windsurfing Championships TBC
Nov 17 tbc Central Committee RCDS London - Belgrave Square, 37 Upper Belgrave St, Belgravia, London SW1X
Nov 17 tbc Rifles Lunch Victory Services Club