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Mandy

Mandy

My first introduction to watersports was sailing a Mirror dinghy and canoeing on a small lake. I joined Reigate and Banstead Canoe Club in 1981 and started competing in canoe slalom and whitewater racing.
After a few years I formalised my training with an RYA Dinghy course, and then the comforts of yachts over dinghies won over and I started sail cruising along the South Coast of England, the Channel Islands, France and Spain.
I am looking forward to introducing our children to the delights of sailing and all things water...

Why Learn to Sail in the Solent?

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My first introduction to watersports was sailing a Mirror dinghy and canoeing on a small lake. I joined Reigat...
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on Tuesday, 06 March 2012
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My first experience of sailing a yacht was on the Solent. There was no real thought process and the principal reason for choosing the Solent as the destination for my introduction to RYA sailing courses was that it was within an easy commute of where I was living and working at the time in Berkshire.

Looking back I can see that there are a number of additional advantages of choosing the Solent as an area to learn to sail.

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My first introduction to watersports was sailing a Mirror dinghy and canoeing on a small lake. I joined Reigat...
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on Thursday, 26 January 2012
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So........you’ve decided you want to undertake some kind of training course to do with water. You may even know the type of vessel – sailing yacht, dinghy, powerboat, motorboat or windsurfer. It’s tempting to move forward by taking a look at boating magazines or searching on the internet........but STOP!

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My first introduction to watersports was sailing a Mirror dinghy and canoeing on a small lake. I joined Reigat...
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on Thursday, 19 January 2012
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Learning the theory of boating is an excellent basis for getting the most out of the sport, be it as a hobby or holiday and is of course essential for pursuing a career in the boating industry and the RYA (Royal Yachting Association) has a structured programme of courses you can pursue as far as you need or want to go....

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