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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A welcome from our Commodore

Steve Giggs says:

I hope you enjoy our website. If you are a Member of the Club then thank you for continuing to be part of our friendly organisation. If you are new to the Club I hope you find the site interesting and will want to know more.

The Club has just celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2021 and we are looking forward to continuing to provide both Inshore and Offshore sailing activities for our Members who live mainly in the Reading and Maidenhead area.

For 2022 we are continuing to run social events over the winter months when many of us prefer not to get on the water quite as much as in the Summer. Our events are normally held at the clubhouse of the UTMYC and are aimed at both boat owners and those who are looking to sail whether as a crew or by chartering.

One of the benefits of being a member of Reading Offshore Sailing Club is being able to meet with a range of people with different levels of sailing skill and knowledge with whom you can share experiences and improve your skills. Whether you are new to sailing and want to find out what it’s all about or whether you are talking a break from a trip sailing around the world we offer a warm welcome to new Members.

I joined the Club in 2015 when I first got my own yacht and needed to gain confidence and skills to sail further afield and have not looked back. Like many specialist Clubs we are evolving to cater for our modern times where people have the opportunity to find an ever wider range of activities but I really look forward to seeing you soon at a Club event either on dry land or on the water off of the south coast or perhaps farther afield!


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

Taking place in the UK (Solent and elsewhere) and wider-afield

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


Discounted yachts

We've partnered up with Hamble Point Yacht Charters to offer club members an exclusive 10% discount. More detail here.

Interested in joining?


Membership fees

for the period 1 January to 31 December

Individual membership

£37 per year

Family membership

£50 per year