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A sleek sailboat gliding across the water is one of the most captivating sights at Smith Mountain Lake.

Loved by both sportsman and casual cruiser, a sailboat's passengers are both challenged by tasks such as tacking and steering and soothed by its graceful motion. Sailing enthusiasts share a special camaraderie at SML where the sport has steadily gained popularity with locals and visitors.

If you're interested in getting involved in sailing at SML, consider attending a Blackwater Yacht Racing Association or Virginia Inland Sailing Association event, taking sailing lessons or chartering a sail.

A green sailboat with a white sail glides across Smith Mountain Lake
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