Sailors are passionate about their time on the water – buoyed by a sense of empowerment as the wind fills the sails and the boat glides peacefully through the water. Sailing is a green activity, is wind powered, and is fulfilling for anyone at any age. This is the lifestyle you’ve been dreaming about – to share with family and friends close to home or in magnificent cruising grounds around the world. Whether you’re interested in day sailing, cruising, competitive racing, or charter vacations, there is a sailboat for you and a lifetime of sailing adventures ahead.
Choosing the Right Sailboat for You
Traditional wisdom says to start with something small, maybe a dinghy or simple sloop (single-masted boat with two sails), hone your skills and move up. That’s great for your kids –a boat that can capsize will teach you to sail very quickly – but most adults are better off investing in a small keelboat…
Pro Tip: In general, sails should be relatively flat when the wind is either very light or very strong, and full when there is a moderate wind.
For a Mother's Day she'll never forget, skip the usual flowers or chocolates and opt for a surprise she'll really love—a boating gift that enhances fun onboard! Our top suggestions for Mother's Day gifts for a water-loving mom include clothing and accessories, tow toys and safety gear.
As boaters, it is up to us to help protect the marine environments that we love. Protecting the environment takes a conscious effort by all of us and it starts with how we boat, where we boat, and the products we use on our boats. Here's our top tips for green boating.
Nothing is more exhilarating that the smell of the sea and the wind in your hair as you sail carefree under a warm sun. If you enjoy boating, there's no reason not to take your best friend with you, after all, dogs love going places with their owners.