Learn to sail a dinghy, kite surf or windsurf

There are lots of opportunities to learn to sail dinghies, kite surf or windsurf with the Army, starting at the most basic level and quickly progressing to high performance gear that will take you breath away.

There are two principle locations to look at, the Army Inshore Sail Training Centre, at Thorney Island, Hampshire or the British Mohnesee Sail Training Centre, Germany.  These centre both run heavily subsidised(!) courses for all levels.  Full details can be found at the links below.

The ASA sailing Centre, Thorney IslandThe ASA Centre, Thorney Island

Note:  It’s worth noting that if you are currently stationed at, or close to, Gibraltar Barracks that the Hawley Lake Sailing Club also offers a great opportunity to take up sailing or to practice your skills.


Link to Army dinghy courses



Link to Army kite surfing courses


Link to Army windsurfing courses


British Mohnesee Sail Training Centre

If you’re serving in Germany or the Netherlands then courses are available at the BMSTC.

Link to the BMSTC