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No Excuses

7: "líd really like to give sailing a try, but donít want to be put off if my first experiences are bad weather and cold water."

This is a very common and totally understandable sentiment, which is why almost 50 per cent of people who give sailing a try now do so for the first time while on holiday in the sun. There are an ever-growing number of companies offering watersports package holidays, varying from the low-key and relaxed participation to those with the latest top of the range racing craft.

Donít worry, though, if youíre one of the other 50 per cent who get their first experiences in the UK ó modern sailing clothing is fantastic, and virtually everyone finds it a positive experience, irrespective of the weather.

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