The Army Offshore Sailing Centre

The Army Offshore Sailing Centre (AOSC) is based at Fort Blockhouse, Gosport, Hampshire. Located next to the Joint Services Adventurous Sail Traning Centre and Hornet Services Sailing Club, the whole site is the home of Army and Services offshore sailing in the United Kingdom. All RYA practical and shorebased offshore sailing courses are carried out from the AOSC.  It is also the base for the more advanced powerboat training and instructor courses. Course details for 2022 are linked at the buttons below.

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 2022 at the AOSC.

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