Catamaran Sailing in the UK | TOAD Outdoor Activities

Catamaran Sailing

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Catamaran Sailing

Forget the gin and tonic image that sailing often conjures up – cat sailing is the thrill seeker’s water-sport!

Due to the big rigs, stable platform and twin hulls, you can even sail faster than the wind! Cat sailing can be enjoyed by beginners or advanced sailors alike, and is possible from a range of centres around the UK.


  • Fastest, wildest way to travel under sail
  • An extreme ride
  • Cheap to run
  • Sociable community


  • Requires a good skipper
  • Weather and wind dependant
  • Wet and can be cold

Training & Qualifications

Learning to sail a cat is relatively easy due to the steady platform provided by the twin hull layout. The basics can be mastered in calm conditions with further instruction and support needed to sail in high winds of more than 12 knots and become competent within a team.

Catamaran sailing in the UK is overseen by the Royal Yachting Association (RYA) and the United Kingdom Catamaran Racing Association (UKCRA), with accredited centres offering internationally-recognised adult, youth and racing qualifications for all levels of ability.


There are a number of different types of cat, Darts and Hobie being the most popular.

Sailors should wear buoyancy aids at all times and often wear wet or dry suits depending upon conditions and temperatures.

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Plas Menai National Watersports Centre
Caernarfon, Gwynedd
DISTANCE: 208.33 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Dinghy Sailing, Yacht Charter and Racing, Powerboating, Windsurfing, Sailing Schools, Canoeing,...
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Dale Haverfordwest
Haverfordwest, Dyfed
DISTANCE: 217.02 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Catamaran Sailing, Kayaking, Powerboating, Sailing Schools, Surfing, Windsurfing...
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Coniston High Nibthwaite
Ulverston, Cumbria
DISTANCE: 229.12 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Catamaran Sailing, Climbing, Crate Building, Dinghy Sailing, Gorge Walking, Hiking,...
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Mylor Harbour
Falmouth, Cornwall
DISTANCE: 235.38 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Catamaran Sailing, Dinghy Sailing, Kayaking, Land Yachting, Powerboating, Windsurfing...
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Coquet Street Amble
Morpeth, Northumberland
DISTANCE: 270.96 Miles
ACTIVITIES: Canoeing, Raft Building, Orienteering, Catamaran Sailing, Sailing Schools, Powerboating, Kayaking,...

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