Infantry Sailing Association

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Infantry Sailing Association

The Infantry Sailing Association provides sailing opportunities to serving and retired Infantry soldiers and their families.  It has also provided support to injured servicemen as part of their recovery.

Every Infanteer past and present is a member and those with their own vessels are entitled to fly the ISA Burgee (infantry bayonet on a red burgee) with an undefaced red ensign or as an additional burgee flown inferior to the colours their vessel sails under.  ISA Burgees are available from a number of retailers, including Ensign Flags in the UK.

The ISA has had a number of offshore yachts during its history.  Currently there is the sailing yacht Fusilier based in the North East of England and a Hunter 707 providing racing experience out of Port Edgar in Scotland.  The ISA also provides adventurous training opportunities and has recently crewed legs of the Army’s entry in Exercise TRANSGLOBE and will do the same on Exercise PACIFIC LONGBOW, using JSASTC yachts.

Infantry Sailing Association Yacht

Fusilier is a Vancouver 34 belonging to the Infantry Sailing Association and available for charter to service personnel, their families and members of ASA, RNSA and RAFSA. Fusilier is primarily a sail training yacht and as such she is functionally comfortable whilst providing a robust, safe and sturdy platform that caters for sailors of all abilities.

Key Details:

  • Coded to MCA Category 2 (60 nm from a safe haven)
  • Full complement of safety equipment on-board
  • Can accommodate a maximum crew of 6
  • Full navigational equipment
  • £125 per day (plus gas and fuel)
  • Limited foul weather clothing and boots is provided by the ISA

Availability

Fusilier is available for bareboat charter to facilitate sail training, team building and adventurous offshore sailing. Whilst she is insured for use in European coastal waters up to 200 nm off the coast (excluding waters South of La Rochelle and North of Bergen) she is restricted to UK waters without prior agreement from the ISA Committee.  
Charterers interested in sailing beyond UK waters should contact the Yacht Manager prior to their charter (applications will be reviewed and granted/denied subject to suitable qualifications, experience and any insurance limitations).

Location

Fusilier is currently berthed alongside at HMS CALIOPE, Newcastle – Postcode NE8 2BE

Qualifications and Crewing Requirements:

  • Coastal Sailing (MCA Category 3 - up to 20NM from safe haven): RYA Yachtmaster (Coastal) and RYA Competent Crew plus one crew.
  • Offshore (MCA Category 4 - up to 60 NM from safe haven): RYA Yachtmaster (Offshore) and RYA Day Skipper plus two crew.


Bookings

For enquiries or to book please email isa.yacht@gmail.com

In order to secure their booking charterers are required to provide a deposit of 25%, payable by cheque or e-transfer. There is an insurance excess of £350 in the event of damage.  In the event of a grounding that requires a hull inspection, charterers will be required to pay for Fusilier to be lifted.

 

 

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Page updated 5 Oct 2017

Yacht Manager

Oli Bowen

Oli Bowen

Tel: 07799 483164

Email: isa.yacht@gmail.com

 

For Bookings

See the bookings Calendar

This calendar is a guide to Fusilier's availability and all bookings must be confirmed by the Yacht Manager

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