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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

Active Rutland

Rutland Local Sport Alliance (LSA) commonly known as Active Rutland acts as a key group in enabling key partners in sport, active recreation, health and physical activity in Rutland

Eric Twiname Trust

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

John Merricks Sailing Trust

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Gareth Brookes

Regional Development Manager, East & West Midlands

07826 330 130

Partners

  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    NWL LSA
    Safeguarding
    Harborough LSA
    Active Leicester
  • Charnwood LSA
    Sport England
    Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
    Melton LSA
  • Active Partnerships
    Equality Standard
    Active Oadby and Wigston
    Active Rutland

Partners

  • Leicestershire County Council
    Blaby LSA
  • Active Hinckley and Bosworth
    Active Oadby and Wigston
  • NWL LSA
    Sport England
  • Charnwood LSA
    Equality Standard
  • Melton LSA
    Active Rutland
  • Harborough LSA
    Active Partnerships
  • Safeguarding
    Active Leicester