- Name: ST BARBARA V
- Class: D
- Nationality: UK
- Year built: 2000
- Home port: Gosport
- Rig: Bm Sloop
- Height: 18.00 m
- Length of hull: 12.83 m
- Entered by: Royal Artillery Yacht Club
- Number of trainees: 7
- Number of permanent crew: 2
St Barbara V is owned and operated by the Royal Artillery Yacht Club. Launched in 2000, she is the third Rustler 42’, and the first built for sail training purposes. She is the Club’s 5th Flagship and is the largest yacht owned by UK Service Clubs. The club has existed for 74 years for the benefit of its members and the Royal Artillery.
The club uses St Barbara to develop young (and old!) soldiers and officers through the adventurous activity of Offshore Sailing.
St Barbara spent last winter in the Canary Islands conducting 7 adventurous training periods, with a particularly demanding return leg to the UK in February. She is spending most of the summer season in UK waters, except for her participation in the Tall Ships’ Race, and current plans see her spending next winter in the Mediterranean. The Club hope to send her to the Caribbean in 2007, as part of our 75th Anniversary celebrations.
The Club run a wide range of activities in several disciplines, including: offshore, dinghy and windsurfing.