You can get free or low-cost sailing and windsurfing taster sessions at your local sailing club, as part of the Royal Yachting Association’s Push the Boat Out open days.
There are more than 350 venues taking part throughout May in locations across the UK. The RYA have said that 260 venues are free, and at 90 or so there’ll be a charge (most under £5, but some charge up to £20) or they may simply ask for a donation.
To find your nearest, sea the map of locations and dates on the site. It’s recommended you contact the venue and book beforehand as places are limited. It’s aimed at families but age limits will vary depending on activity and venue.
No equipment or previous experience is necessary.