In a modern world where we are constantly bombarded by screens, it feels good to take a break and get back to nature. Sailing is perfect for this as getting out on the water and enjoying the wind can be very relaxing indeed. The best thing about sailing is being out on the sea, feeling free and the fresh air.
Sailing is a hugely satisfying hobby. Learning new skills and gaining confidence, is all part of the experience. Being able to react to an issue and calmly fix it, brings a great sense of achievement. Every trip is different, and provides tons of exercise! It provides a different sense of freedom, and I always feel replenished after a trip out on the boat.
The benefits of sailing for children are undeniable. Think about how your kids will get self-confidence, sense of direction, some weather knowledge and other skills which they couldn’t learn anywhere else.
Is sailing Safe? Recreational boating is at least twice as safe as driving a car.
Who Can Do Sailing? Sailing is an interesting combination of the physical and mental…and you must accept that it takes both to be safe and effective sailing. Everyone from elementary schoolchildren to grandparents and even great-grandparents can learn to sail!
Is Sailing Good For Family and Friends? It’s a perfect activity to share with family and friends of all ages. You’ll get both a mental and physical workout on the water! Finally, sailing will without a doubt bring more happiness into your life.
What do I need to bring? Swimwear and towel. Safety equipment is provided by Adventure Sports.
Muscle strength and endurance: The many activities involved in sailing, like pulling and hoisting of sails to maneuver a boat or a yacht, add to your muscle strength for your shoulders and back.
Cardiovascular fitness: Sailing can also improve your cardiovascular health and reduce the risk of hypertension, obesity and other heart illness. This is because of the large amount of oxygen uptake that happens when you engage in intense activities.
Mental wellness: Being out on the water puts you in a good mood not just because of the calmness of the water but because of the salty air. The saltiness of the sea air is composed of charged ions that aid in the body’s oxygen absorption, which in turn balances serotonin levels. The more balanced your body’s serotonin levels are, the happier you’re going to be.
Lowers stress levels: The swooshing and splashing of water, the rhythmic movement of the yacht and the sound of the wind in the sails can all affect brainwave patterns. This relaxes and soothes a busy and highly stressed-out mind.
Increases agility: The various tasks associated with sailing also help improve your flexibility and agility. Activities like pulling lines or hoisting sails can significantly improve your hand-eye coordination and motor skills.
Improves concentration: Because many people today are chronic multi-taskers, they should develop a deep sense of concentration. With the ultimate goal of staying safe while on board, sailing enhances a person’s ability to focus even with multiple tasks at hand.
Improves communication skills: To effectively control a boat, the captain and his crew must act as a unified unit. To do this they need to learn how to communicate effectively, especially through non-verbal means. Everyone on board has a crucial role to play in order to keep the ship afloat.
Spatial awareness: Sailing requires the participant to be aware of the dimension of the boat along with the space required for the maneuvering of the boat. By sailing, you can have an increased understanding of how much space something requires; this skill translates to skills required on land as well such as driving.
Organizational skills: Being on a ship requires that everything is kept in “shipshape.” After being exposed to this mentality, other aspects of your life begin to reflect this standard. You will become more organized in your personal life, which will boost motivation to eat healthier, exercise more and increase your quality of life.