5 ways to go sailing this summer, no excuse!

The sun is out, temperature is rising, it’s summer time and being on the water is very tempting.

Michele at the helm of Saga 43 s/v Ilene
Go sailing! Michele at the helm.

If sailing attracts you, just get on board now. You don’t have a boat? You don’t need to and you don’t have to stay ashore. Here are 5 ways to get you on the water this summer.

  • 1 – Join boating and sailing groups.

If you are a web surfer, there are plenty groups and websites connecting crew and boat owners. Ask my good friend google, or check out Facebook.

  • 2 – Give your name to the nearby yacht club or sailing club.

It’s not uncommon for boat owners to look for crew, either for a sail or the club race. Check the bulletin board and let them know you are available.

  • 3 – Take that friend up on his/her offer to go for a sail.

If you have a friend who owns a boat, they’d must probably invite you for a sail. Who isn’t proud of his/her boat, be it small or big?

  • 4 – Charter a boat with a skipper.

Plan your next holiday with your partner, family or gather a group of friends and book a charter. You can choose between a mono or multi hull, the destination whether you opt for Cuba, the Bahamas, the Greek or the Pacific Islands, it’s your choice. Now, you can even book a charter across the Atlantic…

  • 5 – Take a sailing lesson.

As a sailing instructor, I guess that would be my first choice.¬† As you choose a qualified and experienced¬† instructor, you will learn the dos and don’ts on a boat. You will be able to ask questions and get the proper explanation as for why and how. A safe learning experience.

I hope those tips will help you get on the water very soon, no more excuse, just enjoy the feeling and sail away…

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