When you decide that you want to learn sailing, you will have to go through a process that’s very different from getting started with most other sports or hobbies. In golf, you can start learning how to swing without having to worry or think about the boundaries of a golf course. The same applies to basketball, where you can start throwing a ball in the hoop without having to play against a team.
This is not how things work with sailing. You can’t avoid thinking about the weather or the direction of the wind or the temperature of the water. Also, you can’t really do anything about any of these and they keep changing constantly.
Sailing is about harnessing the power of nature and doing multiple things at once. You can’t be dealing with the wind and be ignoring the strength of waves. You have to take everything into consideration when making your decisions when you sail.
There is a number of ways how you can begin your sailing adventures. You can join a crew or you can take lessons from an instructor.