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Sailing & Yachting

Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with sails. By changing the rigging, rudder and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.

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Sand & Land Yachting

The act of moving across land in a wheeled vehicle powered by wind through the use of a sail. Vehicles are typically three-wheeled that function like a sailboat, except that they are operated from a sitting or lying position and steered by pedals or hand levers.

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Shinty

A team sport played with sticks and a ball, played almost extensively in the highlands of Scotland. Often compared to field hockey however in shinty, a player is allowed to play the ball in the air and is allowed to use both sides of the stick.

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Shooting

Firing guns at a variety of targets. Different types of guns are used, as well as different sizes of targets.

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Show Jumping

A form of horse riding held over a course of show jumping obstacles, including verticals, spreads, double and triple combinations, usually with many turns of direction.

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Skateboarding

Act of riding and performing tricks using a skateboard.

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Skiing

A group of sports using skis as equipment for travelling over snow. Skis are used in conjunction with boots that connect to the ski with use of a binding.

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Skipping

One or more participants jump over s rope swung so that it passes under their feet and over their heads.

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Snooker

A cue sport that is played on a large green baize-covered table with pockets in each of the four corners and in the middle of each of the long side cushions. It is played using a cue and snooker balls: one white cue ball, 15 red worth 1 point each, [...]

Snorkeling

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Snowboarding

A sport that involves descending a slope covered in snow on a snowboard attached to a rider's feet.

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Snowkiting

Very similar to kitesurfing or kitelandboarding in the skills and equipment required with the board the main difference. Can be done on skis or snowboard from flat fields to mountains, winds of 6-30 knots.

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Softball

A sport very similar to baseball with a larger ball and pitches are thrown underhand rather than overhand. Sftball is played on a smaller diamond than in baseball.

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Sombo

A relatively modern martial art, combat sport and self-defense system.

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Special Olympics

Anyone with an intellectual (learning) disability is eligible to participate in the Special Olympics programme regardless of age or ability level.
Special Olympics GB offers a full range of training and competition opportunities in summer and winter sports to all people with intelectual disabilites in Great Britain.
Children and [...]

Speed Walking

Speed walking or race walking is a foot race although it is deifferent from running in that one foot must appear to be in contact with the ground at all times,

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Speedway

A form of bike riding whether bicycle or motorcycle on short oval dirt tracks, riders use machines without brakes or multiple gears.

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Spinning

Spinning classes can be a great way to get in a vigorous workout, burning calories and keeping your muscles in shape - especially during the off-season.

Pros include:

  • An effective workout
  • It allows you to train in the offseason
  • Varied routines keep things fresh
  • It's great for all ability levels

A spinning class involves lots of [...]

Sport Aerobics

Sport aerobics, officially called aerobic gymnastics, is the ability to perform continuously complex and high-intensity movement patterns to music - which originates from traditional aerobics - with a high degree of perfectly executed elements of difficulty

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Sportivate

Sportivate is a Sport England funded programme that gives more young people the chance to discover a sport that they love.

The programme gives 14-25 year-olds who are not particularly sporty access to six weeks of free or subsidised coaching in a range of sports. There's a wide range of activities on offer [...]

Squash

A racquet sport played by two players (or four players for doubles) in a four-walled court with a small rubber ball. After the serve, the players take turns hitting the ball against the front wall.

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Squashercise

Squashercise is a fun, female friendly, activity class for everyone based on squash and racketball fitness, movements and skills.

Squashercise is...

1. A fun and dynamic way to get fit, improve muscle tone and meet like minded people
2. A way to burn lots of calories without the boredom associated with other [...]

Stand-up Paddle surfing

Stand up paddle surfing (SUP) is an emerging global sport with a Hawaiian heritage. The sport is an ancient form of surfing, and began as a way for surfing instructors to manage their large groups of learner surfers, as standing on the board gave them a higher viewpoint, increasing visibility [...]

Step Aerobics

Step Aerobics is distinguished from other forms of aerobic exercise by its use of an elevated platform (the step).

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Stoolball

A team sport by which a bowler attempts to hit the wicket (a square piece of wood at head height fastened to a post) with the ball, and a batsman defends it using a bat shaped like a frying pan. The batsman scores runs by running between wickets or hitting [...]

Sub Aqua

Usually referred to as scuba diving in which a diver uses a scuba set to breathe underwater for recreation, commercial or industrial reasons.

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Surf Life Saving

Involves key aspects of voluntary lifeguard services and competitive surf sport. The various events involve elements of surf, swimming, board riding, sand running, mock rescues using rowed surf boats, and paddling special kayak-like surf skis.

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Surfing

A surface water sport in which a person moves along the face of a breaking ocean wave. Two major subdivisions within stand-up surfing are longboarding and shortboarding, reflecting differences in surfboard design- particularly including surfboard length, and riding style.

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Swimming

Movement through water by self propulsion. Competitive swimming consist of four different strokes; butterfly, breaststroke, freestyle and backstroke. Most common freestyle stroke is front crawl. All strokes involve different techniques using the legs and arms to propel the body through the water.

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