Beginner Tips On Sailing

Low angle view of a young man standing on a sailboat and pulling a ropeWhen you decide to rent a sailing boat, we promise you that it’s the best decision that you could ever make. This is because you can’t compare anything to this experience – it’s wonderful, it offers you a new perspective of the world and it also gives you the opportunity to learn new things while doing it.

However, when you start sailing, there are some things that you’ll need to know, regardless of if you’re going with someone who has done it already or you’re both beginners. 

Let’s learn what you need to know on sailing – the process and every other aspect that matters, especially if you’ve never done it before.

The First Thing

First of all, you’ll want to look for a company that rents sailing boats. When you go on a vacation or if you live in an area that is open to the ocean, there will be at least several companies that offer you the possibility to rent some boats. When you talk to them, you’ll need to give them several details about your needs regarding your destination, the timing, the interests you have, the people you’re traveling with (how many) and you’ll be offered a few selections.

You’ll also get advice for the crew that you need and anything else that might interest you.

The Price

It can be quite expensive to rent a boat, if you’re think about it in general terms. However, just consider that for a group of 8 people, you’re renting a boat with more than enough space for yourself for about a week or 10 days.  The price could be comparable to spending fewer days in a 5 stars hotel.

When you think about it like this, it’s definitely worth the small investment that you make for going with your friends or family on a sailing adventure.

The Clothes

You’re not going to a party at a restaurant, and you won’t need to have a dress code to keep in mind. A sailing boat is a place where you’ll need to dress casually, and most of the time you will be barefoot. Many prefer to wear swimming suits, but be sure to pack something warmer if you plan to spend a whole week on the water.

The Crew

Sailing-LessonsWhen you rent a sailing boat, there are two possibilities. You can either get one with a crew on it – and the costs are included in the price, or, if you want it for just a few hours, you’ll get the chance to sail by yourself.

However, it’s advisable to get one with a crew on board, because they have experience and they also know the boats. Apart from this, for some extra money, it’s worth enjoying the moments and not having to worry about the specifics when it comes to sailing. 

How to Behave

Despite being a vacation, you need to be mindful of how you behave.. Even so, you still need to be polite to the crew, you are not allowed to break things and you are definitely not allowed to create fights or drama. You need to behave exactly how you would like others to behave towards you, and being friendly and polite is the best way to accomplish this. 

If You’re Sick from Seasickness

Many boats and yachts have stabilizers now, and this keeps the boat from rocking you all over the place. However, if you still feel the movements and if you get seasick, you might be a little more sensitive and this can be easily solved with special nausea pills. If you know that you have this problem, make sure you ask your doctor about what to take. If you’ve never been on a boat and if you don’t know how your body will react, you still need to see the doctor prior to the sailing adventure, just to give you a recommendation or prescription in advance; if you happen to be particularly sensitive.