There are plenty of ways to learn to sail or to get out on the water on the Isle of Wight. Then once you are proficient you can hire anything from a dinghy to chartering a large yacht. UKSA and the Medina Valley Sailing Centre offer courses in learning to sail and getting better at sailing. For kids there is the RYA Youth Sailing Scheme at the Island Youth Water Activities Centre (IYWAC) in Cowes and Wight Waters between Sandown and Shanklin beach offer dinghy racing lessons for both adults and children.
Yachts on the Round the Island Race