Dream of sailing a tall ship, racing across the Atlantic, dinghy sailing in the sun or a relaxing family holiday.
Boating holidays are great fun allowing you to explore new areas and different boats. Beach watersports, flotilla cruising, inland waterways, racing at Cowes week or sailing through icebergs there’s something for everyone.
Beach and watersport activity holidays offer the best of both worlds with hotel accommodation and boats and windsurfers all rigged and waiting to be pushed out from the beach. Whilst they are great fun for all sailors, they are an excellent way to get kids out on the water with people of a similar same age whilst under the watchful eye of an instructor, allowing you to have some fun, either on the water or by the pool.
If you are new to cruising, try a Flotilla and sail in company around the Mediterranean islands. There are regular briefings in the morning over a coffee in a waterside taverna, followed by a helping hand away from the quay to your next destination.
If that’s all too tame why not increase your experience by sailing across the English Channel, around Britain, even across the Atlantic or down to Antarctica.
BMF Leisure Boating (BMFLB) is the trade association that represents the marine Training, Charter and Holiday industry. Have a look at the BMF Leisure Boating website to find out what they have to offer
If you have ever fancied sailing on a large ship and learning the ropes, the Association of Sail Training Associations (ASTO) or Sail Training International (STI) has many opportunities to get you involved. Their members operate all around the UK and overseas and take both young and old people sailing throughout the year culminating in the Annual Tall Ships Race.
Explore over 4,000 miles of canals, rivers and lakes on the Canal & River Trust. Training usually takes a matter of hours instead of days which opens up the inland waterways holidays to anyone.