Get Learning

Before you start to race you’ll need to know the basics. We look at your options for learning and building up time on the water.

1 The United Kingdom as a model training scheme

Close to 200,000 people complete an RYA training course each year in the UK

2 Dinghy sailing

You will also tend to be closer to the water, and likely to sail faster

3 Keelboats and multihulls

These have a weighted keel for stability and resistance to capsize

4 Yacht options

There is a very comprehensive training scheme for cruising under sail

5 Other routes in

In the past, sailing with friends was the route through which most people were introduced

6 Route to the top

Give yourself as broad and diverse experience as possible