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 shortly but dates will be subject to ongoing government and MOD Covid-19 restriction and protection measures.

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 Solider 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

With the current Covid-19 restrictions in place there are no courses being run at the AOSC. A course plan for 2021 is being developed and will be published in due course.

AOSC Course Application (E Form)
Course Application Form (Word Download)