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Sailing for Beginners – Getting StartedLiving the Dream

Thinking of sailing, a quote by Richard Henry Dana Jr. always tends to come to mind:
“Then, with all her sails, light and heavy, and studding-sails, on each side, alow and aloft, she is the most glorious moving object in the world”.
A sailboat is, to me, a living monument to another time – distinctly Hemingwayian in nature, when things were much simpler. I’ve always had grand notions of trans-Atlantic voyages and Mediterranean odysseys, and yet even growing up as I did in Florida with water on three sides I have to date never set foot on so much as a snark. Alas, will the dream ever be reconciled with reality?
The truth is people learn to sail …

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Learn “How to Sail” Dinghy Sailing

Learning to Sail Dinghy Sailing Boats
If you are about to learn how to sail then I would recommend starting out with the practical side of the sport in a small sailing boat preferably on a lake or river.
I can’t speak for everywhere but in the UK we have plenty of sailing clubs that have a fleet of small craft to learn the basics and also obtain qualifications as some have RYA (Royal Yachting Association) qualified tutors.
When starting out and joining a sailing club it saves you having to purchase your own sailing dinghy, as the fleet of club dinghies have been purchased out of the club members fee’s. The craft you would be sailing are …

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Selecting a Sailing Vacation Location

A British overseas territory, Bermuda has much to offer cruising sailing enthusiasts. Sailing is a fantastic way to discover the beauties of several regions such as the Caribbean islands, Bahamas, Greece and many other island chains. People can go alone by hiring a bareboat. A bareboat is just a boat without any cook. Both of the clubs and both harbors have fantastic facilities for traveling cruisers. Sail manufacturers, and other businesses abound. If you decide that you enjoy boating, do not be too swift to buy a boat. Most individuals who enjoy sailing as a hobby, decide to purchase boats only to discover that the sailing lifestyle does not work for them.
Sailboats also have to …

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Sailing in Exotic Locations

Sailing is a great way to discover the beauties of several locations such as the Hawaiian Islands, Bahamas, Greece and many other archipelagos. People can go alone by hiring a bareboat. A bareboat is just a sail boat without any cook. People on the sail boat have to do all the cooking and sailing. People opting for a bareboat may hire a captain, called the skipper. The skipper would be of significant assistance in navigation on local attractions.
However, most companies provide entire vacation packages for individuals who wish to go sailing. The most significant component of this package is the sail boat. The transportation vehicle may be a bareboat with a pactain. Alternatively, it may …

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