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The Royal Artillery Yacht Club (RAYC) aims to promote sailing amongst all ranks of the Gunners; providing opportunities, encouragement, funding and support to all members of the Royal Regiment and their families who wish to participate in the sport for adventurous training, competitive and recreational benefit.

The Club seeks to develop key skills and qualifications amongst its members in the four disciplines of Offshore, Dinghies & Dayboats Windsurfing and Kitesurfing. In addition, the Club provides training in powerboat handling, management and safety. It does this by arranging training opportunities, running centrally coordinated events and by providing expert advice, equipment and financial support to those who seek to develop their own sailing ambitions.

St Barbara V Wins Army Offshore Regatta Offshore Race

St Barbara V, skippered by the Rear Commodore Offshore, Lt Col Robin Baker and crewed mainly by members of 16 Regiment RA this year won the AOR Offshore Race. The winning crew are shown with the Trophy


The full report of the Race and how the 32 Regiment fared click here.

RAYC - C* Rating Training Courses

The first two of a series of C* Rating Training Courses are to be held on 14/15 and 25/26 October on st Barbara V. The instruction for the courses are available here. For further details contact Captain of Boats, Lt J A B Price 16RA-RHQ-Asst-Ops-Offr@mod.uk

RAYC Yachtmaster (Offshore) Training week and Exam

24th - 29th November from Premier Marina, Gosport, using the Gunners' second yacht Bombardier II, and is open to all suitably experienced and qualified RA personnel. Please see right hand sidebar for registration details.

RAYC Sail Training Week and Offshore Regatta

The RAYC Sail Training Week (STW) and Offshore Regatta are separate events that join together in Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, for the weekend 13-14 Sep 14 for the Offshore Regatta. The STW runs from 8 - 12 Sep 14 and is undertaken as AT on a Sigma 38 yacht from JSASTC and Corps yachts chartered by units and is open for all RA units to enter. The Offshore Regatta is an organised weekend of racing open to all yachts. The Calling Notice and Entry Forms for both events may be found at the side panel.

The RA Dinghy Regatta

The RA Dinghy Regatta will be held on Thu 4 Sep 14 at the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre (South) [AISTC(S)], Thorney Island. The Regatta is open to all serving members of the Regiment. In support of the Regatta an RYA Level 1/Level 2 Start Sailing/Basic Sailing course will be run from Mon 1 - Fri 5 Sep 14 at AISTC(S) using Laser Picos. The Calling Notice and Entry Forms for both events may be found at the side panel.


The Gunners are conducting an adventurous sail training expedition as part of the Royal Artillery tercentenary celebrations "UBIQUE 300".

The expedition is open to all Regular and Reserve Royal Artillery officers and soldiers and may include the opportunity for participation by some qualified retired individuals. The RAYC flagship, St Barbara V, will depart Gosport mid-Sep 15 and will return to the UK by mid-Aug 16.

for further details see Skippers and crews wanted or contact Lt Col M P White RA, Telephone - Mil: 94344 8280; Civ: 01980 618280; Mob: 07850 172486; email DII: DCYP-Projects-SO1 | matt.white836@mod.uk.

After-Guard.The expedition organisers need to secure the support of suitably qualified and experienced Yachtmasters Ocean and Yachtmasters Offshore as an after-guard from which Regiments or other participating organisations can draw if they are unable to provide their own skippers and mates. This after-guard can comprise Regular, Reserve or Retired personnel and each volunteer who is keen to participate should register their interest by completing Annex A of the After-Guard letter at the sidebar and send it to Lt Col Matt White by 30 Jun 14 at atlanticubique@gmail.com.

RAYC Membership E-mail Contacts Database - Update

Returns should be addressed to the following; morganmjc@yahoo.com and rayc_membership@hotmail.co.uk. Alternatively if you could fill out an updated membership details and send either electronically or by the post to the Hon Membership Secretary using the form here..

Skipper and Crew Request Page
(See Side Panel)

Flag Officers: Ensign
General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux G.C.B C.B.E D.S.O
Brigadier L. K. Ford M.B.E.

Access to the RAYC Cloud Cupboard can be found here. A self-registration facility is available.
A short presentation on the RAYC Cloud Cupboard is here.
Important News:
word RAYC Yachtmaster (Offshore) Training week and Exam Calling Notice.
word RAYC Sail Training week and Regatta Calling Notice and Entry Form.
word Dinghy Regatta at AISTC(S) Thorney Island Calling Notice and Entry Form.
word Exercise ATLANTIC UBIQUE Warning Order.
word Exercise ATLANTIC UBIQUE After-Guard.
word AISTC Programme for dinghy & keelboat, wind or kitesurfing and powerboat Programme for 2014
line Skippers and crews wanted
Two CS wanted for UOTC Ex BLUE ODIN from Kiel 18-26 Sep 14. Contact JUO Steph Tucker stephanietucker@me.com
Three DS wanted for Ex COCKNEY DALMATIAN 4 - 11 Oct from Split, Croatia. Contact CSgt Tim Heale Royal Anglian, London Central Garrison Welfare Office (Mil:94631 3418; Civ 0207 414 3418; Mob 07711 653508 Mil:londist-lcg-welfare1; Civ:londist-lcg-welfare1@mod.uk)
Suitably qualified and experienced Yachtmasters Ocean and Yachtmasters Offshore wanted as an After-Guard on ATLANTIC UBIQUE. See After-Guard instruction above.
GALLIPOLI 2015 - Nicholson 55 Skippers wanted. Opportunity for skipper training and assessment at JSSC. See also the ASA website (link opposite).



Contact Richard Thisby for information about Moorings.
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Boatswain; Contact L/Bdr Craig Downing.
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Based in Building 100 of the AOSC at Fort Blockhouse
Military: 9380 65681 or Civil: 02392 765681; mob 07414 581600
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