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Land Yachting 2 Hour Lesson - Scotland

Harness the power of the wind in an incredible land yacht, reach speeds of up to 40mph at this ideal land sailing location in St Andrews, Fife, Scotland

Price for 1 participant

This land yachting (land sailing/sand yachting) experience is the perfect introduction to an extreme sport that has origins stretching back to ancient Egyptian times. And once you've given it a go, you'll understand just why it's lasted as long as it has. Land yachting is the perfect fusion of sailing and motor racing, combining the exhilarating feeling of wind-powered acceleration with the familiar buzz of travelling at high speeds. Sitting just a few inches off the ground, you will hurtle along the beach at speeds of up to 40mph in full control of your land yacht, safe in the knowledge that the superb instruction you have received means that no brakes = no problem!

Land yachting in Scotland is not only an ideal group activity - popular for stag parties, hen parties, and company events - but it is also flexible in location, with the possibility of choosing a number of locations to suit your group.

Once you have arrived and been welcomed to the centre your day begins with a thorough safety briefing, introduction to the land yacht, and an overview of the techniques you will learn during the experience. Once you're all kitted out with your safety gear, you'll get into the yachts and sail at a low speed while you learn your most important lesson of the day - how to stop a craft that has no brakes!

After this you will get to grips with steering your land yacht, mastering a manoeuvre known as a luff turn. Once your instructor is happy that you can complete safe and controlled turns, you will start to sail around a figure-of-eight circuit where your new skills are put to the test, and you have the opportunity to pick up some speed.

As you improve, your instructor can extend the length of the circuit, allowing for faster, longer stretches of sailing. If you are a natural land sailor, and your instructor feels you are ready, you may even have time to learn the more complicated gybe turn!

Under 16's should be accompanied by an adult.

There is a maximum child to adult ratio of 2:1!

There is a weight limit of 16.5 stone (105 Kg).


The half day experience lasts for 2 hours, but please arrive at least 15 minutes early so you have as much time in the land yacht as possible. The session includes coffee and shortbread, so you should allow up to 3 hours for the whole experience.
Spectators are welcome, and although it's far more fun to be in a land yacht than to be watching one, there will be some great photo opportunities for onlookers.
Depending on tide times and wind conditions, land yachting in Scotland is available 7 days a week throughout the year.
The centre will provide all protective gear including;
  • Helmet
  • Gloves
  • Protective Goggles

Dress for the weather on the day - bring warm, waterproof clothing if necessary, even bring spares if you want, and remember that it's always going to be a little colder when you are sailing along a beach at 30-40mph!

Land Yachting is wind and tide dependent. Certain extreme conditions could affect the running of the courses, so if you are unsure about anything, please contact the centre the day before your land sailing adventure.
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Question: Are spectators welcome at the Land Yachting 2 Hour Lesson - Scotland?
Answer: The Land Yachting 2 Hour Lesson - Scotland welcomes spectators, however, it is far more enjoyable if they were to participate instead.

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