In its Golden Jubilee year, command of the Joint Services Adventure Sail Training Centre has today been transferred from the Royal Navy to the Army.
It is hoped the landmark change will ensure the future of the Gosport-based facility.
The Army is looking to get things back on track after the coronavirus pandemic hit the centre hard.
The centre is now pledging to redouble its adventurous sail training - starting in local waters and gradually building back up to more challenging trips.
4000 students can come through the centre each year - using 32 various classes of yacht.
Although the Army now commands the site, it remains open to personnel from all three services, as it has done for the last 50 years.
The facility has operated from Gosport since 1972 and remains one of the largest providers of sail training in the world.