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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

Saturday morning Kids Club

Saturday 23rd June

Youth Advanced Training

Saturday 23rd June

Adult Sailing Courses

Saturday 23rd June

Senior Sailing Club

Tuesday 26th June

Sailing for Disabled Adults

Tuesday 26th June

Sailing World Championships

Mon, 30 Jul 2018 - Sun, 12 Aug 2018

Youth Olympic Games

Sat, 06 Oct 2018 - Thu, 18 Oct 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

Parents in Sport Week: 1-7 October

This year’s Parents in Sport Week takes place 1 – 7 October 2018.

Local Programmes

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

Your Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance

A Local Sport & Physical Activity Alliance (LSA) is a collection of people who have a desire to develop and promote sport and physical activity in their locality.

National Programmes

On Board

The RYA OnBoard programme offers young people the opportunity to try out sailing and windsurfing through their local club or centre in a safe, structured and fun environment.

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

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

Partners

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