Where To Sail

There's a potentially bewildering range of places at which newcomers to the sport can start sailing

1 Coastal or inner-city?

Many non-sailors perceive that most sailing takes place only on the sea

2 Assessing your priorities

You are more likely to get afloat frequently if you can get to the boat within 30 minutes from home

3 Big vs small

Try to speak to a number of other new members to gauge their experiences

4 Matching club and boat

Sailing is more fun if there are other boats similar to yours, both for racing and cruising

5 Other opportunities

Many local authorities also have watersports training facilities