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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.


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Exercise (TIGER)SOLENT VENTURE
RAYC Entry for Army Offshore Regatta 11 - 15 May 2015

Any soldier or officer from the Royal Artillery can volunteer to participate on the RAYC-sponsored yachts in the AOR. Volunteers should make themselves known to their Unit sailing officer or the RAYC point of contact (see
Skippers and crews wanted
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EXERCISE ATLANTIC UBIQUE - FRAGO
September 2015 to August 2016


The FRAGO for the Gunners' sail training expedition for the Royal Artillery tercentenary celebrations "UBIQUE 300" is available at the LH sidebar under Exercise ATLANTIC UBIQUE at the sidebar or click AU FRAGO 002.

The Regimental commitment and the commencement of afterguard and crew preparation and training is covered at Exercise ATLANTIC UBIQUE Ex AU Crew Trg and Quals.

Any questions contact Lt Col Tim Wood RA, Telephone - Mil: 94393 6349 ; Civ: 01264 886349 ; Mob: 07596435991; email: [email protected]


St Barbara Caribbean Charter Opportunity
23rd December to 6th January 2016


St Barbara will be based in St Lucia over Christmas and New Year, and is available for charter at the Adventure Training rate of £140. She is currently (and up until 1 Jul 15) available for either bareboat or skippered charter with the Bosun, Ian Thornton. After 1 Jul, it would become a skippered charter option only. If you are intersted in chartering during this period, please contact the Ex ATLANTIC UBIQUE directing staff at: [email protected]
for more details or chartering options.


RAYC Keelboat Regatta
Seaview IOW, 27/28 May 2015

The RA Keelboat Regatta will be held on Wed 27 and Thu 28 May 15 at Sea View Yacht Club (SVYC), Seaview, IOW. The Regatta is open to serving members of the Regiment and members of the RAYC.

Joining Instructions and application for entry is at the sidebar

Advanced Command and Staff Course Afloat!

Members of the Defence Academy recently enjoyed a crisp winter weekend aboard St Barbara V over 19 - 21 Dec 2014. Organised by Gunners Lt Cols Chris Gent and Tony Neylan, both students on ACSC 18, the weekend was attended by fellow students of ACSC 18 as well as some of the SERCO staff from the Academy and other members of Shrivenham Station.

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(L-R) Miss Alison Pratt, Lt Col Neale Spence, Lt Col Barry Leonard (Canada), Miss Katie Hayes, Mrs Helen Gent
Other views under Images

A second yacht with ACSC students and DS was also afloat, and the cruise in company enjoyed some brisk conditions and spectacular sailing. Another Academy weekend will follow pre-Easter to complete the RYA Competent Crew syllabus for the four attendees who are studying towards the qualification, which has included lunchtime shorebased lessons in Shrivenham overseen by Colonel Paul Molyneaux. Chris and Tony are also planning a Staff College Regatta, and to take St Barbara to France with a crew of fellow students on the Course's closing battlefield tour in July 15.

New Year Sale - Hudson Wight is offering 25%

2014 HW1 set of "Oilies", made with our exclusive ground-breaking 3 Layer OceanVent technical laminated fabric, only £300.00 while stocks last. See the offer at www.hudsonwight.com. Or go to shop (LH Menu) for details.

RAYC Membership E-mail Contacts Database - Update


Returns should be addressed to the following; [email protected] and [email protected] 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.


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

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Access to the RAYC Members' Area can be found here. A self-registration facility is available.
A short presentation on the RAYC Members' Area is here.
Important News:
word New RYA Safety Advisory Notice Jan 2015
word The RAYC Yearbook 2015 and list of members is now in the Members' Area
word Ex ATLANTIC UBIQUE
C* Familiarisation Event
Wed 22 Apr 15.
Calling Notice
Objectives
word The Army Inshore Sail Training Centre(South)(AISTC(S))programme 2015 is Here

word RAYC Keelboat Regatta 2015 Joining Instructions and Entry Form
Opportunities:
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GALLIPOLI 2015. Nicholson 55 Skippers wanted. Opportunity for skipper training and assessment at JSSC. See also the ASA website (link opposite).
R Signals Sail Training Week,
12 - 17 April 2015.Instructors wanted. Contact Al Smith,02392 765668 or 07980 322238.
UBIQUE 300,
Alicante,Spain to Ajecco,Corsica 21 Jun - 5 Jul 2015.YM(O)wanted. Contact Capt Collett Email [email protected];(0044) 01980 84 5228.
Ex BALTIC EXPRESS . YM(OS / Coastal) required to complete Leg 3 Kalmar to Stockholm, Sweden 7 - 21 Jun. Contact Project Officer Chris Sumner on mobile 07867685126.
Ex ACSC . YM(OS) required to skipper Bombardier / St Barabara 12 - 19 Jul. Contact Lt Col Gent 07701 048220; [email protected]
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Contacts:
Boatswain; Contact Bdr Ian Thornton; LBdr Craig Herbert .
Click Boatswain to e-mail
Based in Building 100 of the AOSC at Fort Blockhouse
Military: 9380 65681 or Civil: 02392 765681; mob 07935 354954 (Also Duty Number)
Moorings. Contact Major J E D Cunningham for information about Thorney Island.
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