The Royal Naval Sailing Association
The Royal Naval Sailing Association was founded in 1935, shortly before the outbreak of the Second World War. Since 1945 it has continued to provide the means whereby interested sailors of all Ranks and Rates can enjoy the sport of sailing. The RNSA is also the advisor to the Navy Board on sailing matters. Membership is open to all Serving and Retired personnel of the Royal Navy and its Reserves, including former members of the RNXS.
Aims of the Royal Naval Sailing Association
- Encourage competitive and non-competitive sailing and power boating throughout the Naval Service, in its capacity as a Service Sports Association, answerable to the Second Sea Lord (2SL).
- Advise the Navy Board on sailing matters and to act as a focus for sailing within the Naval Service including providing advice on suitable craft for use by the Services for adventurous sail training, competition and recreation.
- Organise opportunities for members to take part in all forms of competitive and non-competitive sailing and power boating and furnish members with advice and information.
- Provide central or local services and facilities for members, including moorings, making appropriate charges for optional services and facilities.
- Encourage and promote liaison between members of the Association and members of yacht clubs and sailing associations at home and abroad.
- Co-ordinate racing throughout the Service aiming for the highest possible standard of Service sailing in competitive events at all levels from local club to international.
Eligibility to Join the Royal Naval Sailing Association