CHARTER - for cruising or expedition

The RACYC's J109 White Knight 7 is available for charter to both members and non-members.


Chartering WHITE KNIGHT 7


Details below on how to sail on the Club Yacht.


How to book the Club Yacht?


To book White Knight 7 please read the booking instructins document (below) and complete the Booking Form.


Club Yacht Booking Instructions
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 Yacht availability is show below. If you have any issues please contact the Yacht Manager.


Charter Fees.  The cost to charter White Knight 7 is:


Unit AT / Sport


Charterer Fee per 24 hour charter period Damage Deposit
Royal Armoured Corps units £130 £1,000
Other Army / RN / RAF Units £180 £1,000

Private Charter


Charterer Fee per 24 hour charter period Damage Deposit
Serving RAC personnel


RACYC members £180 £1,000

















Charter Period. Runs from 1800 to 1800. Handover and Handback can be arranged outside of these times if required.


Damage Deposit.  The safety deposit is to be held by the RACYC in the form of a PayPal deposit or a cheque. The deposit will be returned on satisfactory hand back of the yacht.  


For certain charters (racing or particularly lengthy) the Yacht Manager may instruct a higher level of damage deposit.  


NB. To make payments please use the payment tab.


Qualifications Required - please speak to the Yacht Manager for any clarification


Activity Skipper Mate Crew  Min crew Max crew
Day Sailing Coastal Skipper RYA Competent Crew 1 x Able Hand 4 6
Coastal Cruising Yachtmaster (Coastal) RYA Day Skipper 2 x Able Hand 4 6
Offshore Cruising Yachtmaster (Offshore)  RYA Day Skipper 2 x Able Hand 4 6
Inshore Racing Yachtmaster (Coastal) RYA Day Skipper 2 x Able Hand 4 10
Offshore Racing

Yachtmaster (Offshore)

Coastal Skipper 2 x Able Hand 4












Note. An Able Hand is defined as an adult, familiar with sailing (i.e. as a minimum comfortable with the RYA Competent Crew syllabus) who is able to take their place as a member of a safe crew. 


If you dont have the required qualifications please email the Yacht Manager or Bosun and the club will assist in getting you on the water where possible.


Sailing Abroad


Since the UK's departure from the EU, it is currently a requirement to inform Customs and Immigration of your intent to depart from or arrive to the UK. The Government Service overseeing pleasurecraft is called Yachtline, and it is relatively straight forward to use. Links to the guidance are below but all charterers are to note that the responsibility for correctly booking the yacht in and out of the UK and EU lies with the Skipper at all times and the RACYC accepts no liability if this process is not strictly adhered to.


Note. If you are on duty (Racing or Adventurous Training) you must also apply for relevant Clearances through the CoC.



How to Find us?


White Knight 7 is berthed at Hornet Services Sailing Club, Haslar Creek in Gosport.


*Entrance/Guardroom and Car park denoted by red pin.