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The Royal Artillery Yacht Club (RAYC) is a not for profit Company Limited by Guarantee registered in England and Wales with Companies House, Company Number 10301950.

The RAYC aims to encourage sailing and seamanship among its members and to promote sailing in the Royal Artillery; providing opportunities, encouragement, funding and support to all members of the Royal Regiment, the Club 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. It achieves this by arranging training opportunities, running centrally coordinated events, expeditions and by providing expert advice, equipment and financial support to those who seek to develop their own sailing ambitions.


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ASA Offshore Regatta - EX SOLENT VENTURE 14-18 May 18

The Army Sailing Association, on behalf of the affiliation of Army Yacht Clubs and Sailing Associations, will host Exercise SOLENT VENTURE over the period 14 - 18 May 18. This DIN provides the opportunity for RAYC to participate in the event, as a Regimental or Corps entry, or for individuals to form crews and take part.

The event will take place on JSASTC Vic 34 STC, Corps or Regimental yachts that conform to the ORC Race Category 3 and have appropriate racing insurance. Private yachts will also be permitted to enter, providing they have the necessary insurance to cover them whilst engaged in racing. The DIN for entry is attached form here and the Application Form here . on the form no later than 48 hours before the AGM.

72nd RA Keelboat Regatta
Seaview 22/23 May

The 72nd RA Keelboat Regatta will be taking place at the Sea View Yacht Club on the 22-23 May 2018. Last year was a superb event and this year will be even better! 29 Cdo took the honours last year so it will be really interesting to see if the Thorney Island Regts can regain the top positions or will another Regt come forward to show their dominance!

Speak to your Regt 2ICs for details of entry or cloick on the AI and Entry Forms in the right hand column of the Website. It would be great to see some veteran entries too competing against the Regimental teams!


RA Dinghy Regatta
AISTC - 28th June

Please see the calling notice for the annual dinghy training and regatta held at AISTC(S), Thorney Island on the right hand column. This event provides the opportunity for those interested in dinghy sailing to try it out as well as gain an RYA qualification. The Regatta itself is a one day event held at the end of the training period open to all RA Officers and Soldiers eligibility is laid down within the calling notice.

This event is historically well supported and I hope that this will continue into the future. It is a fantastic opportunity for a few days away to take part in a sporting event and gain a qualification, as well as a day away competing against fellow soldiers and officers for those that cannot attend the full week.


2018 Gosport Charity Pursuit
Saturday 16 June 2018

The Notice of Event, with all the details of eligibility etc, and the interactive Entry Form are live on the Pursuit page of the GMS website and entries can now be made. Go to http://gosportmarinescene.com/events/gosport-charity-pursuit-2018/ and follow the instructions.
More deetails will be available on the Offshore Page as they become available.

Exercise MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE
2017/18

The Exercise MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE Home page is now set up here with the expedition aim, plans, schedule and instructions for skippers and crew. There is a short cut to the page and blog on the left hand column.


St Barbara V Berth at Premier Marina

St Barbara's berth at Premier Marina Gosport is available to rent until Jul 18. We have one offer already but want to offer it to the RAYC membership first. Apply
Rear Commodore Offshore


St Barbara V Private Charter
From Canaries and Gibralter

St Barbara V will be deployed on Exercise MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE between September 2017 and July 2018. There are opportunities for private members charter, at current rates or as negotiated with the RC(O), at two periods when she is not being used for Adventure Training.

Applications are requested to be directed to the Rear Commodore Offshore by close of play 01 July 2017 for the Xmas charter and 01 October 17 for the Easter charter.


Ex TIGER PACIFIC LONGBOW

19RA has a leg on Ex TIGER PACIFIC LONGBOW; 10 - 31 Mar 2018, sailing a C72 from Vancouver to San Diego. 1x YM Offshore required as a mate. Preferably to be currently serving in the RA. Please Contact Capt Irvin email 19RA-127Bty-FOO@mod.uk.


RAYC Yearbook 2017

The RAYC Yearbook 2017 is now available in the Members Area for all registered users.













Flag Officers: Ensign
Admiral
General the Lord Richards of Herstmonceux G.C.B C.B.E D.S.O DL
Commodore
Colonel N A Wilson

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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:
The next RAYC Committee Meeting will be held on Fri 20 Apr 18 in a venue to be confirmed in Larkhill/ Upvaon.
AI for the 72nd Keelboat Regatta on the 22/23 May is here.
AI for the RA Dinghy Regatta at Thorney on the 28 Jun is here.
Course Programme for AISTC(S)for 2018 may be found here.
RAYC YM(C) & CC/DS Courses
See Training Page for details and contact jondothicks@hotmail.com.
wordA brief by the Hon Treasurer on incorporation of the RAYC into a Company Limited by Guarantee can be found here.
Opportunities:
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Ex HIGHLAND EXPRESS
Ex ARCTIC EXPRESS
Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE
Ex TIGER PACIFIC LONGBOW
See Urgent Requirement on Home Page
Contact Rear Commodore Offshore
Ex MEDITERRANEAN UBIQUE 2017/18.
Contact Captain of Boats
Ex TIGER PACIFIC LONGBOW 2018
YM(O)required Mar 18
Contact 19RA-127Bty-FOO@mod.uk.

TALL SHIPS Jul/Aug 2018.
Project Officer needed.
Contact Rear Commodore Offshore
Advertise here for skippers / crew for future exercises.
Reflections:
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Contacts:
Boatswain; Contact John Johnson; Ed Middleton.
Click Boatswain to e-mail
Based in Building 100 of the AOSC at Fort Blockhouse
Moorings. Contact Major J E D Cunningham for information about Thorney Island.
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