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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.

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.

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

Disability Sport Worcester

Disability Sport Worcester specialises in creating and running sporting events, clubs and activities for children and adults with disabilities.

Aztec Adventure Ltd

Aztec Adventure thrive to make your adventure one to remember. We offer water & land based activities & courses for groups, families & individuals - taster sessions, certificated courses, boat hire, birthday parties, family activity days & much more.

University of Worcester Lakeside Campus

A SUSTAINABLE AND MODERN, RURAL OUTDOOR UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
Future developments will be focused on supporting lifelong education in sport, outdoor activity, outdoor learning and science and the environment. We offer engaging experiences

Disability Sailing

Disability Sailing

Get active with our disability sailing opportunity at Aztec Upton Warren.

There is a range of equipment for all abilities to learn how to sail, with qualified and friendly instructors.

No experience is needed.

There are 3 timeslots available every Friday (5:30 - 6:15pm, 6:15 - 7pm, 7 - 7:45pm) which we will allocate on request once we've confirmed your booking

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.