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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.

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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.

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National Governing Bodies

Royal Yachting Association

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

Brighouse And Sowerby Bridge Boat Club

All meetings are held on the second Sunday in every month at 12 pm. Please note that there is no meeting in December.

For the mutual enjoyment of boating and canals in general, through meetings, visits and social events. boating,canals,boats

Sailing

Brighouse & Sowerby Br Boat Club

Boating & canals, Annual Membership costs �10 per person

Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team

Kirklees Adventurous Activity Team

Outdoor Activity Instruction in; Caving, Canoe and Kayak, Climbing, SUP, Mountain Biking, BCU, NICAS, NNAS adventure@kirklees.gov.uk

Sailing

Halifax Sailing Club

Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing, Canoeing, All, All, We have variouThe club has 8 qualified coaches

Sailing

Scammonden Water Sailing Club

amily-friendly sailing club on the border between Huddersfield and Calderdale, which includes a Royal Yachting Association approved Training Centre, with courses for children and adults to learn to sail, develop their sailing skills and racing skills. We

John Merricks Sailing Trust

John Merricks Sailing Trust

Supporting youth sailing

Eric Twiname Trust

Eric Twiname Trust

Grants to support young sailors.

Sam Usher

Regional Development Officer - Yorkshire & Humber

07747 534 527

Sam Usher

Regional Development Officer - Yorkshire & Humber

07747 534 527

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