Sailing comprises wind propulsion of a craft by means of sails and steering it over water. Recreational sailing or yachting can be divided into racing and cruising. Cruising can include extended offshore and ocean-crossing trips, coastal sailing within sight of land, and daysailing.
The North East coast is ideal for sailing from June to September and December to April for the Southern coast. Sailing inland on Bolgoda Lake close is quite popular as well. The Yatch Association of Sri Lanka (http://www.yasl.info) is the governing body for sailing activities in Sri Lanka.