Sailing is the main form of yachting, and competitive sailing is the main form of yacht racing. There is a broad variety of kinds of races and sailboats used for racing from large yachts to dinghy racing. Racing is done around buoys or similar marks in protected waters, while some longer offshore races cross open water. The racing rules of sailing govern the conduct of yacht racing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, model boat racing, dinghy racing and virtually any other form of racing around a course with more than one vessel while powered by the wind. Sailing has been part of the olympic games since 1896, with a few exception years. Great Britains Hannah Mills and Saskia Clark won a silver in the 2012 Olympics alongside Nick Dempsey for the men who also won silver.

Sailing injuries

Sailing requires good muscle strength and endurance and greatly improves cardiovascular fitness as well as having many mental health benefits. The various tasks associated with sailing also helps improve your flexibility and agility and concentration is key.

Many actions in sailing are sudden and sporadic, placing muscles at high risk by performing explosive, powerful moves, often when they are not warmed up. Physical actions around a sailboat are often awkward, resulting in rotating, hyperextending, locking, or twisting of joints. The level and type of sailing injury will depend on the type of boat used and the experience of the crew.

Insurance for Sailing

Sportsinsurance4u offers a variety of insurance plans, from individual cover for those who participate in sailing to sailing club insurance.

Sports Accident Insurance

General & Medical via Sportsinsurance4u can offer you a comprehensive range of sailing personal accident insurance providing cash benefits for sailing injuries such as breaks and dislocations, as well as income protection and disablement cover. Cover is also available for accidental injury whilst travelling to and from a scheduled training session, competition or whilst on an organised tour.

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Sports Health Insurance

Our Sports Health Insurance for semi-professional and professional people participating in sailing offers all of the standard benefits of Private Health Insurance along with important cover for sports related injuries.

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As an alternative for amateur people participating in sailing, General & Medical can also offer Private Health Insurance for you and your family, whether you are on a budget or whether you are looking for the most comprehensive levels of protection.

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