I love the physical aspects of sailing, I like the social side. I would say give it a go.
Find your way around the facilities, talk to other sailors and volunteers or just watch to see how it all works. There is always plenty of support to show you the ropes both ashore and on the water.
You know yourself better than anyone. To get the most out of the experience takes an open conversation about what sailing involves, your aspirations and concerns, and any needs specific needs you have.
It all helps to get afloat.
Being on the water brings great freedom, but you are on the water! That means you may get wet from the spray or rain so be prepared.
Things to bring...
Sailing is active and, with all the fresh air, can be a real workout, so what food and drink might you need before or after the session to keep your energy levels up? Ask if the venue has food and drink on site or bring your own.
Sailing depends on the weather - it can be very windy or a flat calm. There will be a responsible person who will make the decision whether conditions are right for sailing. But it is always your choice whether you go afloat.
Learning something new is exciting! But try to progress too fast and you could end up frustrated and not enjoying your sailing. To realise your ambitions and develop a lifetime passion for sailing, take things a step at a time and stay safe.
So many factors determine what you can enjoy safely on any given day. Be aware of your limits and make sure everyone supporting you is working within them.
Everyone's different, so contact us if you have questions or want to find out more about how boating can be made to work for you.
With over 200 Sailability venues, there is somewhere on the water near you. Finding the best fit for your values, needs and budget is key to your enjoyment.
Everyone can go sailing. Rule the waves with activities for young people, adults and groups at your pace, adapted to your abilities.