kids try sailing smiles skyeIf you have watched the sailing going on in Portree Harbour and fancied giving it a try, then make 2017 the year you do!

Qualifying for a FREE TASTER SESSION is simple – just send an email stating your interest to info[at]skyesailingclub[dot]com and we will be in touch to let you know when there is availability.

These sessions will get you out in one of our dinghies, having a steer, picking up some of the basics. We’ll even lend you a wetsuit if necessary (provided we have your size) and a buoyancy aid – all you’ll need to bring is yourself, some trainers and a towel (just in case!).

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Tasters are currently a weekday summer evening activity that gets better as the days get longer – a great way to unwind after a tough day! But, we also expect to have some availablity at some weekend sessions, too.

We can take anyone over the age of 10 with no upper age limit provided you can slide from one side of the boat to the other – a bit like shuffling along a park bench! There is a bit of paperwork to fill out so that we know you understand the potential risk involved and we will need this from you to be able to take you out.

If you are a Primary 7 pupil on Skye, chances are you have already been offered a free sailing session with us through your school – if not, let's find out why!

We can lend you some kit

As long as you have trainers (they will get wet) we can lend you a wetsuit and buoyancy aid to get you afloat so you don't even need to be a good swimmer, just a bit of confidence in the water is fine.

You said the taster is free?

Yes, there is absolutely no charge for the taster but we are a charity benefiting the community so always welcome donations – as a guide, in 2016, those we took out chose to donate £25-£30 per person for the experience. A taster session usually gives you around 90 minutes on the water.

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