There seems to be some interest in yacht sailing. I'd be delighted to run a short cruise somewhere in UK waters for anyone who's interested. To avoid hi-jacking another thread I've started this one.
You won't find many galleons round these days but there are brigs, barques, ships, schooners and a host of other sailing vessels large and small, many of them looking for crew. Most of them are for kids and/or young adults (hope I'm not doing you a dis-service here...) but some will take those of us of more mature years.
Or you could get a taste of it for a few days in a yacht!