British Soldier – The Army Racing Yacht

British Soldier is an X-41 cruiser racer and the Army’s premier offshore racing yacht.  She was the season’s winner in the RORC series for 2018, a first for a service yacht.

British Soldier is campaigned for most of the year in the Spring and Winter series of inshore races in the Solent area and through the rest of the sailing season competes in the RORC series, including such prestigious events as the Fastnet Race and the Round Britain and Ireland Race.

The team is always looking for crews, with no experience necessary to get involved.  If your are interested in finding out more please contact Maj Will Naylor the team Captain:

TeamCaptain@SailArmy.co.uk or William.Naylor958@mod.gov.uk

Offshore Racing Fixtures for 2019

Please see below the planned races and regattas for both British Solider and the Regt and Corps Boats ahead of formal publication on the ASCB’s main fixtures list. DINs for the Army Offshore Regatta and Services Offshore Regatta (28 Apr – 3 May) and (28 May – 8 Jun) will be issued seperately:

From To Event Location Travel Authority
17 March 2019 17 March 2019 Helly Hansen Spring Series Solent RSTB
24 March 2019 24 March 2019 Helly Hansen Spring Series Solent RSTB
31 March 2019 31 March 2019 Helly Hansen Spring Series Solent RSTB
12 April 2019 12 April 2019 JOG Nab Tower Solent / Channel RSTB
13 April 2019 14 April 2019 Helly Hansen Spring Champs Solent RSTB
19 April 2019 21 April 2019 JOG Cherbourg I Solent / Channel RSTB
19 April 2019 21 April 2019 RORC Easter Challenge Solent / Channel RSTB
29 April 2019 03 May 2019 Army Offshore Regatta Solent RSTB
03 May 2019 03 May 2019 JOG St Vaast Solent / Channel RSTB
04 May 2019 05 May 2019 RORC Cervantes Trophy Solent / Channel RSTB
18 May 2019 19 May 2019 JOG Yarmouth Solent RSTB
25 May 2019 27 May 2019 RORC Myth of Malham Solent / Channel RSTB
31 May 2019 08 June 2019 Services Offshore Regatta Solent / Channel RSTB
08 June 2019 09 June 2019 RORC De Guigand Bowl Solent / Channel RSTB
14 June 2019 15 June 2019 JOG Cowes Alderney Solent / Channel RSTB
21 June 2019 22 June 2019 RORC Morgan Cup Solent / Channel RSTB
05 July 2019 07 July 2019 IRC Nationals Solent / Channel RSTB
12 July 2019 15 July 2019 RORC/JOG St Malo Solent / Channel RSTB
27 July 2019 28 July 2019 RORC Channel Race Solent / Channel RSTB
02 August 2019 11 August 2019 Fastnet Race Solent / Channel / Irish Sea RSTB
11 August 2019 16 August 2019 Cowes Week Solent RSTB
24 August 2019 29 August 2019 JOG St Peter Port Solent / Channel RSTB
6 September 2019 7 September 2019 RORC Cherbourg Race Solent / Channel RSTB
20 September 2019 21 September 2019 JOG Cherbourg II Solent / Channel RSTB
28 September 2019 29 September 2019 JOG Lymington Solent RSTB

Travel Authority key:

RSTB – Representative Sports Travel ( for BS and Regts and Corps authorised to participate only)