Get started in boating! 

From Wednesday 13th May, all forms of water-sports including sailing, windsurfing and motor-boating have been permitted in England. The RYA will always follow Government advice. The COVID-19 preventative measures are vital to protecting health and wellbeing and to minimising pressure on the frontline services.

More to explore...

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.