The Basics Of Navigation

Since time immemorial navigators have used quite a number of methods to find their way out of wilderness or pinpoint the exact positions of ships sailing on seas. However, the world is rapidly changing due to the advent of modern technology, which is being applied in a myriad of activities, including the navigation sector. Due…

Choosing a sailboat

  The beauty of sailing is you can find a boat that will be exactly what you are looking for because boats come in all sizes, shapes, and types. All sailing boats have the following components: a hull, a mast, a sail, and rope. A hull is a fin that’s located right under the bottom…

The Role of Wind in Sailing

  The world of sailing revolves around the conditions of the water and the wind. A sailboat can’t go anywhere if there is no wind. When it comes to sailing, it is important to remember that safety needs to come first and that you should never go sailing in conditions that exceed your abilities. If…

Getting Started with Sailing

  You can find boats near almost everywhere where there is water, be it a river, a reservoir, a lake, a bay or an ocean. People that own boats typically belong to sailing clubs, where you can often find experienced sailors looking for crew members. A marina where people store boats is also a great…

About the Importance of Life Jackets

  Around 80% of deaths that happen during sailing occur from drowning. This is why a life jacket is the most important safety item during sailing. In many countries, personal floatation devices are required on board of all sailing boats at all times. The size of a life jacket depends on the weight and the…

Choosing a Sailing School

  If you live in a community that is located close to a large body of water, you will probably have access to both a community sailing program and a commercial sailing school. Another option is to take a vacation to a waterfront location and learn sailing there. A benefit of learning how to sail…