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
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.
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
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.