Land sailing

Includes: Sand yachting, land yachting, Outdoors, Adventurous, Nature and the great outdoors, Water

Activity time:
Half day


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Put the wind in your sails

Speed across the sand in a cleverly designed yacht. The faster the wind, the faster you go!


Land sailing is an activity where girls use a sail to power themselves across land using a specially adapted wheeled vehicle and sail.

To take your girls land sailing, you will need to find a British Federation of Sand and Land Yacht Clubs (BFSLYC) approved site.

Planning checklist

Safety notes

You will need to check that the activity provider has adequate insurance cover. The activity centre should have a minimum of £5million in public liability insurance.

Check safety regulations below for more guidance on land sailing activities.

The instructor must hold a BFSLYC Instructors Qualification, and should brief participants on the use of a safety harness and other safety equipment.

Land sailing must be undertaken using the standards and controls laid down by the British Federation of Sand and Land Yacht Clubs (BFSLYC) and must take place at a BFSLYC-approved site.

This activity is particularly popular in overseas locations with warmer climates. If land sailing abroad, the BFSLYC qualifications and regulations are not applicable. The Leader will need to make enquiries about the reputation and safety standards of the activity provider. Contact your International Adviser or Outdoor Activities Adviser, or email [email protected] for more guidance.

Section Number of girls per adult
Rainbows 5
Brownies 8
Guides 12

How many adults are needed?

Use this calculator to find out the ratio of girls to adults that is required for this activity

2 adults needed


  • An Activity Information and Consent form is required to participate in this activity - PDF | Word
  • A Risk Assessment form is required for this activity - PDF

Remember - you can use one consent form for multiple activities