Get started in boating!

Summer has arrived and now is the perfect time to get out on the water. Learn all about sailing, windsurfing and powerboating by reading about the different types of boating you can do.  

From June through to the end of September you can try sailing for free or low cost at a 'Try Sailing this Summer' open day.

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There are hundreds of sailing clubs around the country who offer affordable membership and many have boats you can use - look at the "Join a Club" section to find out more.   Alternatively many people choose to hire or charter boats, or enjoy boating during holidays both at home and abroad - the "Find Holidays" section has more about these options.

A good starting point for many is to take an RYA course.  With more than 1,000 training centres around the UK running over 300 different courses you're sure to find something near you.  Start Sailing with a dinghy course, learn to skipper a yacht with the Day Skipper course or get the basics of power with a Powerboat Level 1 - look at the "Find Training" section below and get afloat with the RYA.