Mindy Abbott Sailboat February 08th, 2018 - 10:17:49
A sailboat can take you on a wonderful trip for away from home into the sparkling aquamarine ocean to lands far away. Imagine renting a sailboat for a week and jaunting off to the fabulous island of your dreams for a week or plan a trip full of several destinations. Enjoy the ocean spray from aboard the sailboat and take an indulgent sip of your drink. The options are endless and the choice is up to you. Sailboat charters are becoming more and more popular with people that year after year have been on vacations to islands. People that have taken cruises and yacht excursions are deciding to strike it out on their own.
This fascinating hobby is enjoyed by people of all ages around the world. Model boat building is almost as old as recorded history and examples dating back to Phoenician and Ancient Egyptian times may be found in museums. Although model sailboats were originally made for ceremonial or religious purposes early examples have also been found that appear to have been made just for fun. For many years scale boat models were also used in boatyards instead of drawings to explain what was required to craftsmen who did not know how to read drawings. Radio (RC) controlled model sailboat building has become a popular hobby throughout the world thanks to greater disposable income and increased leisure time. Modern technology has made it possible for anybody with funds and access to open water to own and operate a remote controlled sailboat that looks and behaves like the real thing.
The sailboat cruiser is interested in having fun being safe and enjoying the fellowship with other boaters... in a stationary situation. It is very hard to have cocktails or enjoy conversation while the boat is moving... as it is when you are sailboat racing. Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing is as different as day and night. I would not normally compare circumnavigation to sailboat cruising... but rather use it to illustrate a point. I had a conversation with Bill Pinckney a few months after he had become the first African-American to circumnavigate the globe alone. I asked him what was the secret to successful circumnavigation. His answer was very simplistic..." You have to stay healthy and you have to stay on board"...very similar to how to enjoy sailboat cruising. Tacking is a maneuver performed many times in the course of a sailboat race... I asked Pinckney how many times he tacked going around the world... he thought about it for a minute and replied..."Once I think". Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... very different one is a lifestyle... the other is a competitive sport.
There are many factors to consider before buying a sailboat. The most important factors are cost type storage and a performing a thorough sailboat inspection. If you want to take the next step in your sailing career and buy a sailboat you will need to make a detailed checklist. First on the checklist should be your projected budget for buying a sailboat. This will help you narrow your search results and bring buying and owning a sailboat closer to reality. The type of sailboat you decide on will establish what rig it will have and the kind of sailing you plan on doing. Types of sailboats include sloops cutters ketches yawls and catboats. Types of sailing you could be doing are racing cruising and day-sailing. Once you have an idea of what you want search for the corresponding sailboat.