Racing is all about people coming together to enjoy
Sailing clubs are friendly and fun, with a little bit of competition thrown in for good measure. Racing isn't just about winning, it's about having fun on the water with others.
Improving your skills is one of the most rewarding aspects of racing, whether it's getting better at starting or learning how to be faster downwind.
Forget the stereotype of sailing being a 'sitting down sport' - it's a physical and mental workout that leaves you buzzing
By improving your boat speed you'll be faster around the race course - and possibly even first across the line!
It's not just about going fast and making the right tactical moves - you have to battle the elements as well.
Get a little bit better each time you hit the water. The satisfaction is uplifting.
There are countless ways to enjoy racing sailboats, whether it's in a dinghy or windsurfer at your local club, keelboats in a weekend regatta or aspiring to Olympic Classes racing
Anyone can learn to sail and to race - and the learning process never stops.
We said it at the start - racing is really all about having fun with friends. And that includes off the water too!