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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. MOD registered cadets will shortly be informed via the CATC of courses in Aug 2024. 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.  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, winging, 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 as well as members with appropriate RYA keelboat qualifications.

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.

Any queries just email

AISTC Course Programme
AISTC Course Application
Charter a keelboat
RYA Interactive Course List
RYA Interactive Course Booking (E Form)