Reading Offshore Sailing Club welcomes you!

Reading and the surrounding area's own RYA-affiliated club and RYA training centre for people interested in sailing and motor yachts

The Reading Offshore Sailing Club (ROSC) is the inland club for the offshore sailor. It is RYA affiliated and an RYA training centre. Our club is for people resident in and around the Reading area who are interested in sailing or motor yachts.

Our membership is made up of those who have yachts, whether based in and around the Solent area or further afield, others without boats who would like to crew, and those simply interested in learning more about sailing.

In the sailing season we have regular rallies. These are usually to venues along the South Coast, but have also included destinations in other parts of the UK and in the Med.

In winter we have monthly meetings, at the Upper Thames Motor Yacht Club (UTMYC).

We welcome you to explore our site and find out more about Reading Offshore Sailing Club and all that we have to offer.

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Dave 2007.jpg

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Copy of Commadore.jpg

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Copy of Waiting for weather at Portland.
Copy of Waiting for weather at Portland.

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Dave 2007.jpg

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Dave Turner d. 27th June 2021

It is with very great sadness that we announce that our Commodore, Dave Turner, died early on 27 June.

Many of you will know Dave had been coping with cancer for some while. Throughout his treatment over the past months he never lost his sense of humour or his concern for the future of the Club, and only a few days prior had been discussing new ideas for carrying the club forward and particularly for promoting training for members. He will be greatly missed by his many friends in the Club.

Dave was a devoted and much-loved husband, father and grandfather.  Our condolences go to Lynda and family at this difficult time.


A welcome from our Commodore

ROSC is facing challenging but exciting times as we approach our 50th anniversary in 2021.  We now have members who would normally sail all over the world, some in their own boats but increasing numbers who charter both in UK waters and abroad.  As you will see from the gallery, most of them seem to be having fun!

To keep a boat moving forward you have to maintain it - as you can see in my photo. The same applies to a club,  and this year we have had to adapt.

We have not been able to get out on the water as much as we would have liked, nor have our normal club nights. Much of our exciting programme of speakers and rallies had to be cancelled. However, our committee has been working hard, initially by email and WhatsApp. We also instigated a series of Boatshed Banters over Zoom. We also used Zoom to hold our very first remote AGM, allowing us to keep our members engaged with our plans for the forthcoming year, our golden anniversary.

To celebrate this special year, we will be chartering a pleasure boat on the Thames in May. Watch this space for further details. We also hope to reinstate in 2021 many of the events we had planned for this year.

I hope you enjoy our new website and I look forward to seeing you soon on Zoom or at upcoming events, which will be announced as soon as the situation allows.

David Turner, Commodore


Why join?

Benefits of membership


RYA affiliated

We are the only offshore club in Reading affiliated with the RYA


Training opportunities

Special rates for members in the club’s own RYA affiliated training centre

Female Presenter

Regular talks

From experts on a range of nautical subjects


Programme of rallies

Based in and around the Solent in the summer months

Yacht Deck

Occasional charters

Members who don't have boats either charter together or join other members on their boats

Eating at the Bar

Social events

A broad selection of social events


Like-minded people

Meet like-minded people from different backgrounds to share sailing experiences

Interested in joining?


Membership fees

for the period 1 January to 31 December 2021

Individual membership

£37 per year

Family membership

£50 per year