Resource Guide for Learning to Sail
The term “sailing” refers to a boat using wind to power the sails to propel a boat forward. Sailboats come in many different shapes and sizes and are used for either racing or cruising. It takes excellent boat handling skills and lots of practice to excel at the sport of sailboat racing, but just getting a handle on the basics will allow you to gain entry into the sport and hobby for the joy of it.
Cruising can be as simple as a day out near the coastline or extend to round-the-world voyages. Most people will find the sweet spot somewhere in between. With no shortage of wind, it’s a hobby that many enjoy. As a newbie to the sport, there is a lot to know. Read on to find out the steps to get started in the world of sailing and how to stay safe doing it.