Sailing has been associated with the Sri Lankan culture and heritage since long before while its origins relate with the country’s fisher folk. The main Sailing destinations in Sri Lanka consist of the North-East coast and the Southern coast which boasts of some of the most pristine beaches of the world. The Bolgoda Lake which is found in a prime locality within the city limits of Colombo is also a popular Sailing destination.

Sailing in Sri Lanka is rapidly turning out to be a favoured pastime while there are a number of well known Sailingbodies that cater to clients who wish to enjoy their holiday Sailing in yachts, catamarans and even dinghies.

The Yacht Association of Sri Lanka, the Ceylon Motor Yacht Club, Ceysail Cruises, the Royal Colombo Yacht Club, Ruhunu Sailing Association, Sri Lanka Navy Sailing Club, Bentota Windsurfing Club and the Sail Lanka Charter are to name a few.

Ideal to set sail during the season of October to March, Sailing in Beruwala opens doors to other activities such as snorkelling, swimming and simply lazing under the sun. A 48ft Sailing catamaran ‘Topaz’, first of its kind in the island offers you the chance to enjoy private trips from Beruwala during this season. The beautiful coastal resort area of Pasikuda which offers one of the world’s most gorgeous beaches can also be explored during the months of April to September where the weather is more favourable.

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