The Army Inshore Sail Training Centre
The Army Inshore Sail Training Centre is on Baker Barracks on Thorney Island in Chichester harbour. This offers excellent sailing in the beautiful Chichester Harbour, or kitesurfing at a premier site off Hayling Island.
The AISTC is an approved RYA Training Centre affiliated to the ASA and those taking courses with us must be serving military (Regular and Reserve) ASA members due to the AISTC being in receipt of publicly funded support. Those holding other categories of ASA membership such as retired service personnel and families are able to take courses with the ASA affiliated Thorney Island Sailing Club situated right next door to the AISTC and once qualified, can use the ASA’s equipment at AISTC for recreational activity at weekends. The Centre also is also affiliated the the British Kitesports Association (BKSA) and the British Stand Up Paddleboard Association (BSUPA)
The AISTC delivers practical courses in dinghy sailing (including keelboat and multi-hull), windsurfing, powerboating and kitesurfing from basic courses to instructor level. On light wind days we run Stand Up Paddleboard courses at no extra cost. Practical and shore-based courses go through to the Autumn. RYA Interactive Online courses are also available year round.
Expert training and high quality equipment is provided along with publications as part of course fees.
We have four keelboats that are available for charter that are excellent mile builders for those day skippers that aspire to Yachtmaster.
The Centre is also open for recreational sailing on Wednesday and Friday afternoons during the season.
We also have accommodation that can be booked for individuals or family groups. Whether you are visiting family on Thorney Island or have come for weekend of sailing we have accommodation that will suit your needs.
The Centre is COVID-19 safe and in accordance with the Forces Health Protection Instruction. All activities are compliant with the advice given by the National Governing Bodies of the sports we deliver.
In the current climate only cohorted units can book courses as unit training. Units that want to organise activities for up to 58 personnel please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Interactive course remain available for individuals.
Individuals will be able to book courses from 21 Jun 21 in line with the Governments road map.