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sailing, Windsurfing and Yachting are some of the most popular activities
in the UK; around 2.5 million people took part in sailing
activities last year - and they represent some of Team GBR’s best
medal hopes at the 2012 Olympic Games.
It is not all about racing though, Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing and
Yachting are great
recreational activities and it is possible to start sailing with
very little experience. If you are a newcomer and unsure of where
to start, don’t worry these activities share some of the same
principles and there are lots of different ways for you to get on
This guide will help you understand how you
can get started in Dinghy Sailing, Windsurfing and Yachting, what equipment and training is
required and what the costs are; enabling you to make the most of
the UK’s inland waterways and coastal waters.
Dinghy Sailing is one of easiest and most
affordable ways of getting on the water. Across the UK, there
thousands of locations where you can try dinghy sailing from
reservoirs, lakes to rivers and the coast. Most people live less
than an hour away from a water opportunity. More dinghy sailing >
Yacht Sailing, or
simply Yachting, is often seen as a luxury
sport, but you don’t have to be wealthy to enjoy the thrills of
yacht sailing. There are several affordable options if you wish to
try yacht cruising or racing in the UK or overseas. More about yacht sailing >
Windsurfing is often seen as an extreme sport
with big wave riding and acrobatics, but it can also be learnt at a
more leisurely pace on lakes and reservoirs before venturing into
coastal waters. More about windsurfing
Video - Gybing with Shirley Robertson
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The On The
Water Weekend took place on the 27th & 28th April 2013
with events taking place Nationwide.
Two of the biggest in the UK are the London Boat Show and
PSP Southampton Boat Show
but there are loads of other regional and specialised shows which
are great too.
On The Water Events!
Over the next 12 months, On The Water will be attending a
series of live events across the regions bringing boating and
watersports to you.
On The Water will be providing water-based activities such
as ‘try-a-boat’ or land-based activity with simulators at events
around the UK.
More Events >