6 reasons to take up sailing as your next hobby

Updated: Nov 3

Sailing, a sport with a rich heritage, is slowly finding its way back into the life of 21st century outdoor lovers. Learn how to sail and open up a whole new world for yourself.

Here are 6 reasons to take up sailing as your next hobby-


1. A wider playground for adventure

2. Eco-friendly

3. Explore sailing cultures around the world

4. Tune in with nature

5. Join the ranks of Christopher Columbus

6. Buy your own boat someday & travel the world!

1. A wider playground for adventure

Sailing is a sport that offers one of the vastest playgrounds for adventure.


Once you learn to manage your boat, you can start with small island-hopping day trips, to overnight trips to nearby countries to even multi-week long trips sailing across continents!


The world is your playground, quite literally!

2. Eco-friendly


All you need is the wind! Sailing is one of the most eco-friendly ways to travel. No need for fuel or electricity. Learn how to harness the wind intro your sails and that's it. Sailing is really the sport of the future!



3. Explore sailing cultures around the world

Be it in the middle-eastern countries like Oman, or the Mediterranean like France & Italy, there are lots of hobby sailors around the world.


Once you learn how to sail, you can start planning sailing holidays around the world. Imagine sailing from mainland France to the island of Corsica on your own sailboat with a bunch of friends. Yes, it's a possible dream :D

4. Tune in with nature

As a sailor, one starts to understand the natural elements better. You start getting in tune with every gust of wind, the tides, the ocean currents, the starry night skies and much more.


Learn more about our beautiful planet through this fun sport.


5. Join the ranks of Columbus & Jack Sparrow

Sailing is a sport with one of the richest legacies. It dates back to thousands of years ago. Learn how to sail and join the ranks of Christopher Columbus, Sindbad and Jack Sparrow!



6. Buy your own boat someday & travel the world!


A small second hand boat can be bought for under INR 1 lac. Why not buy your own boat someday. Mumbai to Goa doesn;t have to be a road trip anymore.


And for the really brave-hearted, take a year off and go sailing around the globe for a once in a lifetime adventure!



Conclusion


Want to plan your next sail vacation to Phu Quoc? Head to AdventurePlay's Sailing Beginner's Course and start your journey as a sailor! Aye aye, captain!

 

About Author-


Nitisha Sethia is an outdoor sport practitioner and founder of AdventurePlay. Ex-McKinsey & Co. and IIM Ahmedabad, Nitisha left her corporate job to follow her passion in the outdoors.

Adventure Play is a one-stop platform to discover and play outdoor sports in Asia. www.adventureplay.in | Instagram- @adventureplay.in

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