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Sailing

Royal Yachting Association

Contact Name
RYA House
Contact Email
enquiries@rya.org.uk
Contact Telephone
023 8060 4100

Get Involved

NSRA Air Rifle Tutor

Monday 27th November

Archery GB Instructors Award

Wednesday 29th November

Sailing World Championships

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - Sun, 12 Aug 2018

What is Sailing?

Sailing and windsurfing are two great sports for getting you active and energetic, outside in the fresh air.

Once you've learnt the basics, you can actively explore your local stretch of water then join a sailing club full of like-minded people to go off cruising or racing. No matter what your age or experience, there is a course for you. It won't cost you a fortune, and there's an RYA Training Centre near you where you can get started.

Benefits

Sailing builds strength and endurance in the arms, shoulders and chest muscles and also aids the ability to think strategically and tactically due to the challenge of having to constantly react to changing conditions.

Involvement

For beginners, the RYA's Start Sailing courses provide the perfect introduction to the sport, ensuring you learn the correct techniques and know how to sail safely.

Equipment

Each RYA Training Centre can provide all the safety kit you require and will have wet weather clothing available, meaning only the minimum of kit is needed to get started.

Facts

  • International yacht racing began in 1851 with the America's Cup and sailing was part of the first Olympics in 1896, but heavy winds saw the programme cancelled.

Campaigns

Coaching Can

Coaching has long been considered to be about the development of skill in a sport. It has been about acquiring, honing and transferring these skills in the pursuit of athletic achievement.

GO GOLD Funding Programme

The aim of GO GOLD is to support talented young athletes, including those athletes who are being recognised by their National Governing Bodies as being our future Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth

Local Programmes

Leicester-Shire & Rutland GO GOLD Athletes

Take a look at the Profiles and Blogs of our current athletes, supported by the GO GOLD Funding Programme.

National Programmes

On Board

OnBoard is the RYA's programme to introduce sailing and windsurfing as a sport for young people aged 8-18.

Local Contacts

Gareth Brookes

Regional Development Manager, East & West Midlands

Telephone
07826 330 130

Peter Dunn

East Midlands Sailing Development Officer

Royal Yachting Association

Telephone
07913 901995

Partners

  • Safeguarding
    Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    County Sport Network
    North West Leicestershire District Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Blaby District Council
    Charnwood Borough Council
    QUEST
    East Midlands Platform
    Loughborough University
  • Sport England
    Equality Standard
    Harborough District Council
    Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Age UK L&R
  • Leicestershire County Council
    British Heart Foundation
    Leicester City Council
    Melton Borough Council

Partners

  • Oadby & Wigston Borough Council
    Equality Standard
  • East Midlands Platform
    North West Leicestershire District Council
  • QUEST
    Loughborough University
  • Sport England
    County Sport Network
  • Blaby District Council
    Leicestershire County Council
  • Melton Borough Council
    Leicester City Council
  • Charnwood Borough Council
    Harborough District Council
  • British Heart Foundation
    Age UK L&R
  • Hinckley & Bosworth Borough Council
    Rutland County Council
  • Safeguarding