Royal Artillery Yacht Club celebrates 300th birthday
Yachting Boating World: Three hundred years old! That’s a lot of candles to blow out. The Royal Artillery Yacht Club is launching the first regimental ocean-crossing expedition in decades.
Sounds like quite the jaunt. However, the expedition will provide deep water experience and adventurous training to 150 regular and reserve soldiers, improving the army’s offshore sailing capability and fostering ésprit de corps.
The St Barbara, the regiment’s flagship vessel, will launch from Gosport this month and return in August 2016, the year the regiment celebrates its 300th anniversary. Better start blowing up the birthday balloons now.