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Whether you want to escape work for the evening, spend time with the family or explore the furthest creek of an estuary on a camping trip, sailing a small boat is a fantastic yet affordable activity.

How can I try it?

People of all ages take up dinghy and keelboat sailing and there are plenty of ways to get involved. You’ll quickly find sailing becomes more than just a sport because it’s so sociable.

Many sailing clubs offer opportunities to get on the water for the first time. Pop along to your local sailing club and ask to have a go.

If you want to guarantee some sunshine and warmth, there are plenty of companies that offer great breaks for the whole family with unlimited sailing and water sports included in the deal.

Taking a course at an RYA Training Centre is the quickest and easiest way to learn and improve. The Youth Sailing Scheme and National Sailing Scheme, taught by RYA instructors, will give you all the basics and beyond. If you're under 18 and want a weekly club to learn and have fun in try RYA OnBoard which combines the Youth Sailing Scheme with other sailing activities.

One of the best things about sailing is its a sport for all. If you have a disability, RYA Sailability can help you get on the water.

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