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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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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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Posted by Mandy
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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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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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Posted by Mandy
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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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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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Posted by Marsbrook
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I've always had a passion for the water, and sailing in particular. After learning on a Laser, I progressed to...
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Taking that first step to learn to sail can be difficult. It's not that it's hard, but like many things it's often hard to know where to begin.

Learning to Sail - Where to Begin

This seems like a good place to start....the beginning. The choices you have are to a degree determined by:

  • proximity to a suitable lake & club or school
  • proximity to the coast
  • do you like getting wet
  • how much do you like your creature comforts
  • your willingness to travel
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