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Last Updated: Friday, 14 October 2005, 16:32 GMT 17:32 UK
Start sailing
Have you been inspired by the Olympic success of Team GB's sailors? Do you want to emulate their achievements?

Our sailing guide will have you on the water in no time.

The sport
Sailing is one of the oldest sports around and it's hugely popular too - around 2.5 million people took part in some form of sailing activity last year.

Sail boats vary greatly in size, from 3.35m to 8.2m. Which type you're best suited to could depend on your size and weight.

With so many types of craft there's bound to be one for you, so check out our guide and get yourself on the water.

Getting started
It's not just boats that you can sail. Whether it's windsurfing, cruising, dinghies or multihulls, there are details on your preferred way to get on the water.

Sail at a new level
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) offers introductory courses for beginners that are renowned the world over.

Find a club
Find out where your nearest water facility is and ask the experts about all your sailing queries.

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