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Sailing and windsurfing are two great sports for getting you active and energetic, outside in the fresh air.

An Overview of Sailing

Once you've learnt the basics, you can actively explore your local stretch of water then join a sailing club full of like-minded people to go off cruising or racing. No matter what your age or experience, there is a course for you. It won't cost you a fortune, and there's an RYA Training Centre near you where you can get started.

Benefits

Sailing builds strength and endurance in the arms, shoulders and chest muscles and also aids the ability to think strategically and tactically due to the challenge of having to constantly react to changing conditions.

Involvement

For beginners, the RYA's Start Sailing courses provide the perfect introduction to the sport, ensuring you learn the correct techniques and know how to sail safely.

Equipment

Each RYA Training Centre can provide all the safety kit you require and will have wet weather clothing available, meaning only the minimum of kit is needed to get started.

Facts

  • International yacht racing began in 1851 with the America's Cup and sailing was part of the first Olympics in 1896, but heavy winds saw the programme cancelled.

Find Sailing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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Royal Yachting Association

Contact Name
RYA House
Contact Email
enquiries@rya.org.uk
Contact Telephone
023 8060 4100
Lifeline Training

Lifeline Training

Proving First Aid training and Qualifications to all industries, specialising in Sports and Education sector.

Wessex Coach Education

Wessex Coach Education

UK Coaching Partner Centre - delivering UK Coaching workshops including, Safeguarding & Protecting Children.
FA Centre - delivering FA Safeguarding Children Workshops

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

Special Olympics Bournemouth & District

We provide sports training and competition for people with intellectual (learning) disabilities.

Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre

Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre

The Andrew Simpson Sailing Centre is a not-for-profit organisation providing a range of sailing courses for all abilities and all ages. We are renowned for being one of the top centres in the UK with a fantastic range of up-to-date kit and highly experien

John Merricks Sailing Trust

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Eric Twiname Trust

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

Tony Wood

Regional Development Officer

07876 330374