The Army Offshore Sailing Centre

The Army Offshore Sailing Centre (AOSC) is based at Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, Hampshire and is the home of Army offshore sailing in the United Kingdom.   The AOSC is where all RYA practical and shorebased offshore sailing courses are carried out.  It is also the base for the more advanced powerboat training and instructor courses. Course details for 2021 will be published below but in the early part of 2021 may still be subject to ongoing MOD Covid-19 restriction and protection measures. Should your booked course become unavailable as a result you will be contacted by the ASA office and offered an alternative course or refund.

The AOSC houses the ASA Inspectorate comprising the Regional Coach, Offshore Chief Instructor and Wind and Kitesurfing Manager.  There are also offices and stores for the Army’s offshore racing yacht British Soldier and it is the home of the bosuns of the Regimental and Corps Yacht Clubs. For links to their websites and for yacht charter information click here.

AOSC Courses

Please use the buttons below to view offshore sailing and powerboat courses available in 2021 at the AOSC.

Offshore Practical and Shorebased Courses
Powerboat Courses
Course Application Form (Word Download)