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No Excuses

2: "But I don’t live near the sea"

This is a common misconception, but not many people are more than an hour’s travel from a variety of sailing opportunities. In particular, there are sailing clubs that offer great racing and training on reservoirs, rivers, lakes and ponds throughout the country.

These are as diverse as the population, ranging from small inner-city clubs, to large bodies of water in the country. These have miles of ‘coastline’ and some are large enough to sail cruising yachts that you can sleep aboard. Your national sailing association can help you find the clubs near you.


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