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Offshore Section


The objectives of the Offshore Section are:

  1. To foster and develop sailing throughout the Corps by organising offshore training, racing, cruising and other activities by encouraging the participation of members in sailing events at all levels.
  2. To maintain standards of proficiency in sailing skills based on the Royal Yachting Association (RYA).
  3. In furtherance of the objectives, to provide offshore yachts for the use of members and for representative sailing events on behalf of the Corps.

How do we do it?

The REME Sailing Club own two medium sized cruising yachts, Craftsman IlI and Seahorse VII, both Hallberg-Rassy 342s, based in Hornet Services Sailing Club, Gosport.

They are fully compliant with Maritime Regulations to be used for instruction, training or bareboat charter either as a unit sail or as friends and family.

The REME Sailing Club also make use of boats from Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC) and other service clubs and organisations.


The REME Sailing Club, through the Army Sailing Association runs RYA Offshore Training Courses throughout the year.

The Solent Sail Training Week which is held in the early Autumn and coincides with the REME Sailing Club End Of Season Rally. This event focuses on RYA Day Skipper and Competent Crew qualifications and also the development of Skippers towards RYA Yatchmaster Coastal and Offshore qualifications. Space permitting, dependants may participate on this event.

Using the Corps own Halberg Rasseys, the REME Sailing Club will run one RYA Day Skipper and Competent Crew course for retired Corps members and dependants every year. This is done at very competitive rates and is usually done during the Summer Half Term Holiday.

Other courses and qualifications can be organised as required.

Serving personnel may complete RYA training and participate in sailing expeditions at the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Training Centre (JSASTC). The Army Sailing Association also runs courses for serving personnel and dependants.

For further details of all REME Sailing Club Offshore Training please contact offshore.secretary@remesailingclub.com.


The REME Sailing Club races yachts throughout the year, concentrating on the Army Sailing Association Regatta, Services Offshore Regatta and the Fastnet Race. For further details of REME Offshore Racing please contact offshore.secretary@remesailingclub.com.

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