Getting into dinghy sailing is relatively inexpensive and simple. Most sailing centres or clubs will be able to hire or lend you the necessary equipment to get on the water. Dinghies are usually small boats which you can sail on your own ( single-handed ), in a pair ( double-handed ), or with a group of friends depending on whether you enjoy the social aspect of sailing, or you prefer the challenge of being in total control.
One of the most important things for you to know is that dinghies are categorised into different ‘classes’ or types of boat depending on their size, design and the number of crew they can hold. Choosing a type of sailing ‘class’ depends partly on what type of sailing appeals to you and partly on what’s available within an acceptable travelling distance of home. Don’t worry though, you can always try out new areas of sailing at any time — in fact this is often the best way to figure out what you enjoy most, as well as helping to broaden your experience and knowledge base.
Learn to Sail
Dinghy sailing is very popular because it is open to people of all ages and abilities. Whether you want to enjoy a relaxing day's sailing with the kids in a cruising dinghy, or, if you are looking for speed and excitement in a racing dinghy, there is something for everyone.