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Keelboating is a sailing activity using a boat with a fixed keel designed to self right if capsized due to the construction of the hull. These boats are generally bigger than dinghies and can be used on both inland and coastal waters.

Who is it suitable for?
Keelboating is suitable for all sections from Beavers through to Network. Non-swimmers and weak swimmers can still take part, however they may be provided with additional safety devices. You must have one competant adult to each non-swimmer.

Additional Information
The RYA website has a Find My Nearest directory that will help you find training courses, activity providers and events.

Badge Links
All Sections Sailing Staged Activity Badge, Time on the Water Staged Activity Badge
Scouts Adventure Challenge Award

How to run/provide keelboating

There are 3 ways of running Keelboating in Scouting. These are:

  1. Scout-led activity - running keelboating yourself or using someone else in Scouting

  2. Externally-led activity - running keelboating using an external provider

  3. Activity for adult groups - running keelboating for a group entirely of adults

Useful links

The National Governing Body for keelboating is:

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