Benefits of a Sailing Club

Sailing clubs are avenues for not only learning about how to sail or enjoy sailing, but they are also avenues for social and lifestyle improvement. Here are some benefits of joining a sailing club. Gain Experience Through Training As a sailor, you will be needing plenty of experience and confidence while sailing. To handle a sailboat requires some expertise. A sailing club has a well-structured sailing curriculum to train you on how to handle yourself while on a sailboat. Access To Vessels As a member of a sailing club, you…

Things To Do on A Sailboat

Sailing is a very popular outdoor recreational activity and almost everyone loves it. It’s exciting and adventurous because when you are on a sailboat, you are surrounded by water and fresh air letting you have fun and try something new. Here are some things to do while on a sailboat. Scuba Diving Another thing that you can do on a sailboat is scuba diving. You can dive some feet underwater in scuba gear. You will find the underwater world interesting. Scuba diving keeps your heart healthy by regulating your breathing…

Basic Sailing Gear You Need

Sailing is an activity that requires you to have some essential gear and equipment. Here is some basic sailing gear that you need. Sailing Knife  You need to always carry a knife while sailing. You might need it in an instant. A knife can cut through a sailing rope or free something entangled around your leg. Folding knives or rigging knives with blades will do the job. Personal Flotation Device (PFD) A Personal Flotation Device, also called a PFD, helps you stay on the surface of the water. Try…

Top Sailing Competitions in The World

If you love sailing and want to take it a notch higher by competing in races and competitions, here are some top sailing competitions in the world. Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race, Australia  This sailing race takes place on Boxing Day each year in Australia.  Sailors start in Sydney and finish in Hobart, Tasmania. It is one sailing competition that has featured more women in its history. Sint Maarten Heineken Regatta, the Caribbean This sailing race has been sponsored by Heineken since 1983. The four-day world-class regatta attracts thousands…

Top Sailing Clubs in Australia

Australia boasts of some of the world’s most prestigious sailing clubs. In this article, we will examine some of them. Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA)  This is Australia’s premier yacht club established in 1944. Located along the beautiful Rushcutters Bay foreshore, the club offers stunning harbour views and world-class facilities and is just three kilometres from Sydney’s Central Business District. CYCA caters for both the passionate ocean racer and the social sailor with a full calendar of mid-week summer twilight, weekend offshore racing and Sunday winter racing. The…