Learning in a dinghy is a great way to start sailing. Single-handers (boats sailed by one person) are a popular choice and can be the quickest way to learn. If you don’t fancy being in a boat alone, double-handers are larger boats designed to be sailed by two people, making it an enjoyable way to learn with others aboard. The choice is yours!
The RYA has a network of more than 2,000 RYA affiliated clubs and recognised training centres in the UK alone and even more overseas.
Once you’ve mastered the basics, there are plenty of opportunities to continue to develop your skills and have fun on the water. Maybe getting involved in club racing, venturing further afield dinghy cruising, or feeling the thrill of flying across the water sail foiling.
If you’d like to find opportunities to get afloat in your community, look up your local sailing club or training centre using our 'Where's my nearest' search.
Find out more about dinghy sailing courses.