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Health Benefits - Dinghy Sailing

Physical Health

  • Sailing a dinghy involves hanging off the side of your craft, and so you will build up your leg and arm muscles as well as developing core strength.
  • Improves mobility, flexibility, agility and co-ordination.
  • Great varied activity for developing anaerobic as well as aerobic fitness.

Mental Health

  • A lovely way to get away from it all and reduce stress.
  • Boost your mood and lifts your spirits as you glide across the water.
  • Great for focussing the mind and improving concentration.
  • You can find a thrill in dinghy racing or you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity.

Rehab and Recovery

  • Always discuss any rehab or recovery plan with your health care provider.
  • Many activity providers offer opportunities for people with limited mobility to enjoy dinghy sailing.


  • It is possible to learn the basics very quickly and if you join a club it may not be as expensive as you may think.
  • A great way to discover the hidden gems of our coastline and rivers.

Weight Management

  • A great way to burn off the calories and keep on top of your weight.
  • Dinghy racing can use up to 300 calories an hour especially if you are working hard in a competitive situation.

Healthy You

Pembrokeshire offers many ways of improving your health, from increasing stamina/strength, losing weight or improving your positive mental health and wellbeing.


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