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Discover Sailing 2021

Want to try sailing and windsurfing? 

From 01 May, venues across the country are offering ‘have a go’ taster sessions for all! No previous experience is necessary so why not find out how you and your family can get involved with sailing, windsurfing and watersports locally.

The 'Discover Sailing' venue finder is now live, please use the 'search' above.

You may have also seen our ‘ReDisover Sailing’ campaign run by sailing venues to inspire their sailors to get back afloat once their activities are able to resume. If your venue would like to get involved, resources are available to download here.



How do I find out more?
If you need to find out more information about a local 'Discover Sailing' event then please contact with the venue directly. They will be able to provide more details and answer any further questions you may have.

What should I wear?
We recommend wearing comfortable clothes and footwear that you don’t mind getting wet (just in case!). If the weather isn’t very warm a windproof coat would be beneficial.

What happens on the water?
Don’t worry if you’ve not been sailing before! You’ll be taken out on the water with a qualified instructor or an experienced sailor.  A buoyancy aid or lifejacket will be provided by the venue.

How old do I need to be?
Some venues may have a minimum age, but many don’t. To find out more look at the ‘More Information’ tab on each of the event details or contact the venue directly.

What if I’m disabled?
Sailing is a fantastic activity for people of all abilities.  Look out for Sailability 'Discover Sailing' Venues or get directly in touch with the club or centre to ask accessibility. Visit RYA Sailability for more information about sailing disabled people.

What else should I bring?
You could bring a towel and maybe some spare clothes (particularly if you are bringing children). There will be changing facilities on site. Sun hat and sun scream are also important.

You may be able to purchase refreshments on site (tea, coffee, BBQ, cakes etc) so a small amount of cash may be handy

I’ve been sailing and want to do more!
Don’t be afraid to get back in touch with the venue and ask them what’s next! Alternatively more information can be found here.