Mindy Abbott Sailboat February 01st, 2018 - 11:54:45
The sailboat cruiser is interested in having fun, being safe, and enjoying the fellowship with other boaters... in a stationary situation. It is very hard to have cocktails or enjoy conversation while the boat is moving... as it is when you are sailboat racing. Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing is as different as day and night. I would not normally compare circumnavigation to sailboat cruising... but rather use it to illustrate a point. I had a conversation with Bill Pinckney a few months after he had become the first African-American to circumnavigate the globe alone. I asked him what was the secret to successful circumnavigation. His answer was very simplistic..." You have to stay healthy and you have to stay on board"...very similar to how to enjoy sailboat cruising. Tacking is a maneuver performed many times in the course of a sailboat race... I asked Pinckney how many times he tacked going around the world... he thought about it for a minute and replied..."Once, I think". Sailboat cruising versus sailboat racing... very different, one is a lifestyle... the other is a competitive sport.
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Its rainforest is something to brag about, and the botanical gardens bring inspiration to anyone that visits this gorgeous island. With waterfalls, nature trails, and scuba diving, St. Vincent is a great place to sail that boat to. The Grenadines provides a perfect reason, or excuse, to charter a sailboat. With several islands grouped together, sailing from one to the other is a breeze. Just fifteen minutes form St. Vincent, these islands are stunning. Still practicing the old sea-faring traditions, and producing an old-world charm, the little islands are cute to bounce around to atop a sailboat to. Moving on to the Caribbean, including even more islands to hop around to, the sailboat can carry you back and forth. With a great mixture of different cultures and traditions, these islands are yet another excuse to hire a sailboat charter.
While most people tend to think of sailboats as all being the same, there are actually a variety of different types of sailboats in use throughout the world today. The basics still apply to them as far as sails and using the wind to power them through the water, but the features that make them unique offer a variety of different benefits to people, depending on their personal preferences. Many people wrongly assume that the size of the sailboat is the defining characteristic that separates it from other sailboats on the water. While different size sailboat will certainly have different features and provide its passengers with an array of different comforts, its not the size that really matters. The most common differences between sailboats have to do with the number and the position of masts that each ship has, though in recent years, that is no longer the only distinction.