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Find out how to get into sailing
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Ellen MacArthur on a boat
Fancy sailing on the seas like Ellen?
Inspired by Ellen MacArthur's heroics and Team GB's Olympic success? Want to emulate their achievements?

Then you've come to the right place. 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
The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) offers an introductory course for beginners.

Choosing a boat
Mistral or Dinghy? Keel boat or catamaran? Find your perfect vessel!

Find a club
Follow the link below, click the 'clubs' link on the right hand side and you're off!




Find out more
Royal Yachting Association
RYA House, Ensign Way, Hamble, Southampton, SO31 4YA
Tel: 0238 060 4100


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