Why sailing holiday is good
1. Sailing lets you find some peace and quiet.
Sailing is a great way to bring peace and quiet into our busy lives; the simple sounds of the wind as it fills the sails, or the water as it flows past the boat can be very relaxing and centering, a perfect antidote to the stresses of the modern world. It gives busy people the understanding that they can relax, whilst at the same time focusing on sailing.
2. Being on a boat slows down time and helps us understand ourselves.
Any sense of time changes and expands, small moments becoming more important. Sailing can be a meditative, reflective and engrossing experience.
3. Sailing lets you get away from it all.
As you step onto the boat, the busy world that you’re so used to starts to fade away. As you sail away from the shore, the things that happen on land become small, background concerns. The boat is the center of the world, and everything that matters is right there, in the boat or immediately around it.
4. Being a sailor teaches you lots of technical skills and expertise.
Every moment on the water is different, and being able to react and deal with any situation that comes up is a challenge that many sailors relish. The combination of artistry and science when sailing is a great way for people to enhance their understanding of both, and get a real feeling of accomplishment.
5. Being on a sailboat increases your sense of freedom and speed.
There’s great freedom in sailing, that of gliding effortlessly across the water, the boat slicing through the waves as the wind fills the sails.
6. Sailing is a perfect way to feel connection to the nature.
Sailing is a very pure form of being with nature. Whether that’s capturing the wind in the sails to propel you along, feeling the currents in the river or the sea, or understanding how the weather is going to affect the boat, you learn a tremendous amount of respect for the natural world.
7. Sailing improves your abilities to be a part of a team.
You can sail alone or with a crew. When you’re alone, it can lead to some profound, reflective moments, but when you’re with a crew it deepens the sense of camaraderie and trust between you. There are also lots of opportunities to chat with people and develop good communication skills when sailing; you can be an instructor and mentor, a captain, or a crew member.