Your guide to getting into sailing
Fresh air, freedom and fitness. Sailing offers it all. After an active day on the deck with the wind in your face, you’ll be hard pushed not to feel invigorated. It can also be relaxing and a great way to clear your head.
Try it out
Check out taster sessions, like ‘Push the Boat Out’ to find out if sailing is your sport.
If you like it, why not join your local club and work towards some qualifications. The Royal Yachting Association has training for all abilities, ages and goals.
Find a club near you
If you’re driven by adrenaline, get competitive with your sailing. Most clubs hold a weekend and weekday race series, with crewing opportunities often available if you want to try it out.
There are plenty of opportunities for anyone who has a physical, sensory or learning impairment to start sailing. The Royal Yachting Association has classes and racing opportunities on offer to sailors with impairments.
The Royal Yachting Association has a Youth Sailing Scheme, usually completed in small dinghies.