10 reasons why you should start sailing
Written by Ivana on May 1st 2018
“You haven't lived until you've sailed.”
Can you remember how many times you have visited one particular place during your typical vacation? Probably a lot. Can you remember how many times you have visited many new destinations in just a couple of days, every day a new one, never seen before, while enjoying best possible views of the clear seas and unexplored islands? Not many? Then, this is where sailing comes in as the perfect holiday option.
Sailing is everything you would need from a vacation in one unforgettable and adventurous experience. Once you start sailing, you can never go back. If this still hasn't persuaded you to embark on this unique experience, the following 10 reasons why you too should start sailing most definitely will!
1. Best morning/evening views
How about waking up every morning to a beautiful sea scenery and numerous islands ahead of you while the wind messes up with your hair in the most freeing way and secluded bays tempt you to stop for a refreshing swim stop? Would you like to watch sunsets over the sea with your favourite drink in your hand? These are definitely one of the best things that sailing as a type of holiday can offer you if you decide to make sailing your new holiday adventure. You can't say no to this.
2. Learn new skills
While on a sailing boat, why not learn to sail a bit? We are sure your skipper will encourage and teach you the basic techniques every experienced skipper learnt as their first sailing skill. You will never feel as liberating as when you yourself become the master of your own boat. Not much time will pass before you become proud of your own achievement. Everyone can learn to sail with just a little bit of persistence, and doesn't that make a great story for all your friends? Aye aye, captain!
3. Back to basics
Once you step on a sailing boat, you will forget everything else. Everything that makes your life even slightly complicated and stressed will be far behind you (literary!). You will be introduced to the simple life where you only need your bathing suit, sunshine caressing your skin and the sea splashing onto you while you lie down and let yourself be guided by the current taking you further. Coming back to nature is everything you will need to forget all the rush from which you ran away in the first place.4. Visit so many news places in a very short period
One interesting thing with sailing is that it is never boring or the same. On the contrary, you will go to bed in the evening probably knowing that tomorrow you will be going to a completely new place which will be your residence only for the following night because the exploring routine continues with every new day. Unlike typical holidays, you will discover so many new and different ports, each of them representing a new exploring ground. A week will feel like a much longer adventure due to all the things learnt and seen. This is what makes sailing, without any doubt, such a rich and fulfilling experience.
5. Meet amazing new people
If you decide to embark on a sailing boat by yourself, fear not, because we can assure you that, by the time your sailing adventure ends, you will make more new friends than expected. And, what's more, they probably came on this adventure with the same goal as you, to have an amazing time, experience something new and meet new equally curious people. Meeting of new people will not stop once you step out from the boat. On the contrary, new interesting people are waiting for you in every port. Locals are very keen on showing you their customs, tradition, local food etc. It is only up to you whether you want to discover it.
6. Reconnect with your closest friends
If there is a friend you haven't seen for a long time and you keep promising each other to meet and catch up on everything that has been going on in your lives, then this is the perfect opportunity. What better way to talk and dedicate some time to reconnecting than by distancing yourselves from the obligations stopping you from doing so. Make arrangements with your friends for a quick sailing getaway. You already know you will have the perfect company, so why not have the perfect scenery for an overall amazing adventure!
7. Forget about city rush and enjoy solitude
You have been promising yourself a holiday for a long time and the things at work are so hectic that the idea of some alone time seems like just what you need? If this is the case with you even to some degree, than sailing away from the city rush is the answer to your problems. Nowhere will you find the serenity and tranquility as on a sailing boat with nothing but horizon in front of you. It is a perfect solution for recharging your batteries and coming back to your obligations more calm and prepared than ever. Because when things get hectic again, all you will need will be the image in your mind of that serenity that made you feel so calm and life will just get better.
8. Dedicate this time to yourself and do whatever you haven't done before
How many times have you promised yourself that you will take up photography or how much time has it passed since you ordered that newest best-selling book but still haven't had the time to read it? Dedicating time to yourself is extremely important and discovering or acquiring new skills extremely rewarding for any individual. If you decide to start sailing, you will have some time to dedicate to yourself, master the photography skills or finally find out the ending of that book. Do something you haven't been able to do before, you will be grateful to yourself once you start doing it.
9. Get amazing photo and video material
If it has been raining for days now or the cold blurry days cannot in any way lure you to step outside, you definitely need the change of scenery. If that scenery also ensures that you have amazing new material for any of your favourite social media, even better! Apart from making your family and friends jealous from all the appealing scenery photos posted from your holiday, the change of scenery will do only good for you and your state of mind. Have you seen anyone enjoying a sunshine weather or the most stunning swim locations with a grim look on their face? Our point exactly.
10. Long-term memories
Finally, if all of the previously mentioned reasons are not good or convincing enough for you to take up sailing, then this last one will definitely convince you. Sailing is like nothing you have experienced before. Trust us, once you start sailing, you can never go back. Not only do you get to know yourself better during this time, but you learn new skills and meet so many different people. All of this together will make such good memories that, we promise you, you will go back to sailing in no time.