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Dinghy sailing
Sailing fleet

Sailing instructor

Pico dinghy

Gaff cutter 'Redshank'

Recreational dinghy sailing has always been a popular activity at Fellowship Afloat. The Blackwater estuary is the perfect setting providing variety and challenge, with opportunities to sail in open water or to explore the saltings and creeks.

Our fleet consists of Wayfarers, Picos, Laser 1s and 2s, Stratos's, a Dart 16and a gaff-rigged cutter. Our sailing season is generally between mid March to late October and youth groups, schools, special needs and development training groups enjoy the adventure and challenge.


Fellowship Afloat is a Royal Yachting Association (RYA) Training Centre (telephone 023 8060 4100) - the UK Governing Body for sail training.

Our activities are inspected by the Adventure Actvitiy Licensing Authority (AALA) (telephone 029 20 755715).

I would like to enquire further about dinghy sailing courses at FACT.

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Sailing and boating
Dinghy sailing (recreational)
RYA dinghy sailing courses
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