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

An Overview of Sailing

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.

Find Sailing Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

National Governing Bodies

Royal Yachting Association

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

Loughborough University

Loughborough is extremely proud of its reputation for providing the best student experience. From its earliest days Loughborough University has produced research that matters, with strong links with industry, commerce and the professions.

Leicester Outdoor Pursuits Centre New

LOPC provides adventurous outdoor activity experiences designed to stimulate, educate and motivate young people and others at affordable prices in a challenging and safe environment.

Leicestershire & Rutland Youth Sailing Association (LRYSA)

The LRYSA aims to make sailing accessible to everyone regardless of age, background or ability! If you have Special Needs then please contact us as we also offer specialized sessions on the water.

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

Gareth Brookes

Regional Development Manager, East & West Midlands

07826 330 130

Partners

  • Charnwood LSA
    Active Rutland
    O&W LSA
    Leicestershire County Council
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Leicester
    Safeguarding
    Blaby LSA
    NWL LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
    H&B LSA
    Harborough LSA

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Charnwood LSA
  • NWL LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Active Leicester
    Active Rutland
  • H&B LSA
    O&W LSA
  • Sport England
    Melton LSA
  • Equality Standard
    Safeguarding
  • Blaby LSA
    Harborough LSA