Enjoy life on the water through Sailing
Sailing is an invigorating sport that is offering many rewards to the enthusiasts. In order to witness and enjoy the vast ocean life nothing could help you more than sailing. To sailing lovers it’s more than a sport; it’s basically a lifestyle. Just pretend white sails billowing against a clear sky, gentle motions of the boat-your mind will certainly leaps up with joy. You will definitely get the brisk feel of the breeze on your face.
You can always enjoy the outdoors as an active participant through sailing. Sailing will involve you more actively than almost any other type of boating. Getting familiar with sailing will make you knowledgeable to the boating environment and the wind surrounding it. In the process sense of accomplishment can be fulfilled. Practically the active nature of sailing means that it is a very effective exercise for you. At the same time it is an active endeavor that can be proved as a relaxing pastime. If you are looking for some space for onboard entertainment sailing can meet up your internal desire.
For a starter you should choose calm and un-crowded waters along with a small boat for sailing. It would be easier for you to control boat with fewer lines. Moreover, you will find it convenient to maneuver the boat if it is a small one. Before hitting the wave with your boat make proper research about the wind, tide and weather conditions.
If you are prepared enough you will be able to manage whatever the weather might bring. Always keep spare clothing and basic weather gear in your boat. You should practice well and obviously step by step. Don’t try to learn a lot of things at once rather invest in a good sailing course, read books, guides about sailing and learn from your experienced friends.
To be a competent sailor you don’t need to conquer Mount Everest; just simple 3 basic skills will make you efficient enough. At first you must understand the wind’s direction, it could be tricky initially but soon you will be adjusted to that. There is aiding technology to help you out in this regard. This will certainly put you in the comfort zone. There is a wind vane at the top of the mast that is tied on the rigging in order to indicate wind direction. Even the skilled sailors depend on these gadgets now-a-days. The second skill is to learn steering accurately. This only takes five to ten minutes on an average to learn. It’s almost impossible to trim your sails if you fail to steer a straight line.
The third point is you must be able to recognize when a sail is properly trimmed. You just need to ease the ‘sheet’ while the boat is in a straight line until the leading edge of the sail starts to flutter. When you see the fluttering sail pull the sheet just enough to stop the fluttering, your boat is now trimmed. If you want to change the direction repeat the process again. In a nutshell, that is sailing; sounds easy, isn’t it?
Md Asif Rahman