Sport and Me
     
  lifeworkpotential.com skip to content  
  healthandgoodness.com  
  mytherapypractice.com  
  sportandme.com  
 

Sailing: An Ideal Sport For Families

multi-hull boat

Sailing: An Ideal Sport For Families by Gray Rollins  
 
 
For many years, the stereotype persisted that sailing was primarily the province of young, hearty men with large, tattooed biceps. However, in recent years, the demographic of who enjoys sailing has become much more diverse.

Sailing is becoming an increasingly popular recreational activity for families, and with good reason. On a sailboat that requires someone steering at the helm, someone navigating from a map, and even someone swabbing the deck, there is a lot to be done, so there can be a role for everyone from grandpa down to the smallest tot. Sailing as a family encourages the kind of lighthearted cooperation and communication that can help any clan of kin grow closer while having a lot of fun.

Spending an afternoon on the water is a great way to get away from the stresses of everyday life. Sharing this kind of experience with your loved ones can be a great way to have some quality bonding time.

If you are thinking about exploring this great and soothing sport with your family, it is a good idea to start small. Taking on difficult waters or a very long journey when you and your kin are still getting your sea legs can lead to tension and arguments that can sour the whole experience.

To keep everybody in a good mood, make sure that you and your nearest and dearest have all of the training you need in order to have a calm and safe journey. While it may be tempting to charter a boat and head for the Bahamas right away, try starting with a course in water safety along with basic sailing terminology and techniques.

Even if your family doesn’t fall in love with this uniquely peaceful sport, you will all be likely to have a great time trying it out. The fact that learning to sail is half the fun explains why growing numbers of sailing schools offer classes that are specially designed to suit the needs of families with varying ages of children. So with a little bit of effort you are sure to discover a class that is right for you and your kids.

Private sailing classes can cost quite a bit, with beginning courses starting at one hundred dollars or more per person. But if you have the resources to splurge on these sailing classes for your family, you are all but guaranteed to have fun and learn the basics of boating.

If your recreation budget can’t accommodate this kind of one-on-one instruction, you can still manage to learn the difference between port and starboard. Many shore towns and cities offer municipally subsidized sailing lessons for residents at prices that are well below the market rate for this kind of instruction. With a little research and creative planning, you and your family should be able to hit the high seas without breaking the bank.

Copyright Gray Rollins is a featured writer for MySailingTips.com. To learn about Caribbean sailing and sailing vacations, visit us. Article Source

For Life Work Potential click here For Health and Goodness click here For My Therapy Practice click here

 

free fitness analysis
Sports
Sports Nutrition
Sports Injury
Sports Health
Sports Psychology
Beginners' Guides
Sports For All
My Favourite...
Recent articles
Popular articles
Search This Site

Jane Thurnell-Read. Photograph by: Roger Harvey ABIPP, AMPA

Print this page Print this page
Bookmark this page Bookmark page
email me email me
Send to a friend Send to a friend

 

sailing boat
Go back

healthandgoodness.com | lifeworkpotential.com | mytherapypractice.com
This website is © 1990-2006. All Rights Reserved.
The information included on this web service may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. I and any third party suppliers provide all content in this service "AS IS", and without any warranty of any kind.

Go to top