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Sri Lanka’s tranquil and picturesque south coast is studded with magnificent bays including Unawatuna, Mirissa, Weligama, Dickwella, and Tangalle. They provide ideal waters for sailing during the season from December to April. Sailing inland on Bolgoda Lake close to the capital city of Colombo is also popular.
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Sailing in Mirissa
Opportunities for sailing, boating and yachting in the south have improved in recent years, with one significant achievement the establishment of Mirissa Watersports. Red Dot enthusiastically supports this community-based project, which offers watersports such as sailing, fishing, coastal cruises, snorkelling, whale and dolphin watching and boating activities for visitors to the south coast. The Ruhuna Sailing Association trains village youth and provides employment through watersports. It held its first competitive sailing competition this year with several participants from the Bolgoda Yacht Club as well as from overseas.

Sailing in Bolgoda Lake
Bolgoda Lake, located south of Colombo in the suburbs of Piliyandala, is Sri Lanka’s largest natural freshwater basin. The Ceylon Motor Yacht Club, on the shores of the lake, is an established sailing club that conducts sailing, waterskiing, windsurfing and motor boat activities. With an active racing and cruising calendar, club member take sailing very seriously with some even representing Sri Lanka in international events. The club also encourages junior sailing.

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Building A Future (BAF) - Click Here
Information on sailing, watersports, community development projects, upcoming events.

Mirissa Water Sports - Click Here
Information on sailing, snorkelling, whale watching, river cruising

Ceylon Motor Yacht Club -
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Information on club activities, sailing events, junior sailing programmes.

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