The start of a whole fresh and very interesting lifestyle can be learning how to sail. Like cycling, once you learn, you can engage in an activity indefinitely. Learning how to sail allows you to get out of the water and enjoy a special, relaxing and stimulating liberty. You are not only taking part in a "green," propulsion-free activity, because sailboats can only be powered by wind. You will find in this article some sailing tips to be prepared for everyone.
The best time to learn sailing
At Offshore Sailing School, we operate all year round in SW Florida and the British Virgin Islands, providing the best time to gain experience. But it all depends on the ability of sailing schools in your area to do business if they look for lessons near home or live in the northern climate. The best winds for learning are usually spring and fall. During the summer heat, late in the morning to early evening, winds from cooler waters begin to begin coming in from hot coasts. But there's still a lot to learn, even if you haven't had much wind.
Choose the sailing school
Your best source is Word of the mouth. Ask your colleagues and friends if they are sailing or other individuals who are sailing. They are probably fairly nice ambassadors for one or more sailing colleges that they went to or heard about, if they do. See the advertisements in maritime journals such as Cruising World, Sailing, Sailing and Latitude 38. Then go and see if what you are teaching, how you are teaching and what you are doing is the correct combination for you. If you are a fast learner you can get all the certifications you need in one complete course.
The size of the boat you learn to sail on
You can learn on little centerboard dinghies and catamarans if you want to sail from the beach. You are the only one to choose the type of boat you wish to learn with depending on your aspirations.