Can I take part if I do not know how to sail?

You can certainly take part in events even if you do not know how to sail. There are plenty of experienced sailors in the club who can help to introduce you to sailing.There are also some events which do not require any particular knowledge of sailing, such as barge trips for example.Check with the organiser of an event to know what kind of expertise is required, and whether there is a sufficient balance of experienced sailors to novices.