Boating of any kind can be a thrilling and rewarding adventure. As many seasoned sailors know, those new to sailing generally need as much calm, and as much room to maneuver, as possible, making it important to choose the conditions most appropriate to get your first excursion underway. Select a Smaller Boat to Start. Bigger boats may provide more amenities than smaller vessels, says many sailors, but they also provide more lines, sails and equipment for the beginning sailor to cope with, turning what could be a good learning experience into a highly confusing one. If you’re nearing your first boating adventure, and are unsure as exactly how to get started, heed a little advice from a proven and seasoned sailing professional.
Avoid the crowd, choose the calm. Calm, uncrowded waters are generally your best option when it comes to the beginning of your sailing career. When learning how to sail, start out with a smaller dinghy. Capsize the Vessel It may seem counter intuitive, says an expert sailor, but every beginning sailor should practice what to do with a capsized vessel right at the start. The opportunity to feel the cool sea breeze as you and your friends skirt atop the water can quickly become a memorable experience, one that may hook your interest and turn you into a passionate sailing enthusiast for the rest of your life.
Experienced boater and passionate sailor Daniel Behan understands just how exciting, and even profound, a person’s first sailing experience can be, particularly as someone who has enjoyed the activity since he was just a little boy. Sailing, though exciting, is also an inherently dangerous activity, and every newbie should know what to do during an emergency situation.