The mental strength and physical ability of sailors in vessels ranging from dinghies and keelboats, to windsurfing boards, will be tested at London 2012.
Double Olympic gold medallist Shirley Robertson told BBC Sport how she discovered her love for sailing as a child on Loch Ard.
Approximately 2.9 million adults in the United Kingdom are believed to participate in sailing activities. Disciplines using sail power include yachting, dinghy and windsurfing, while those using mechanical power include personal watercraft, motor cruising and inland waterways.
Visit the London 2012 schedule and results page on the BBC Sport website to find out details of when the Olympic rowing events are taking place, and where you can watch them.
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