Ride the open waves on a sailing experience in Hampshire

Hamble, Southampton

Try something different this summer and sail the open seas on a water-based adventure, taking in some of England’s finest coastline.

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Your Royal Yachting Association’s Start Yachting Taster Weekend will introduce you to the wonderful world of sailing on a fun-filled activity holiday.

Let your instructor teach you the basics, including how to steer a yacht, handling rope work and on-board safety. Get hands on as you practice headsail changes and furling, shake out reefs and take to the helm.

During your adventure holiday, you’ll visit some of the south coast’s top marinas. From Cowes on the Isle of Wight to Southampton and the yachting village of Hamble, there’s no excuse not to sightsee!

In the evening, mix with likeminded people over dinner or venture ashore as a group to a local pub. Courses for more experienced sailors are also available via the RYA.

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