Great Things about Sailing

Alistair Murray, CEO of Australian hardware manufacturer Ronstan posted this on his corporate blog a couple of weeks ago.

“So, what is great about sailing? My top 26 (or so!):

  • It is always an Adventure, whether participating in adrenaline filled racing or being independent in a quiet cove.
  • It is Beautiful in every respect; boats, places and people.
  • Craftsmanship skills are developed; it is a hands on activity.
  • People with Disabilities can sail …. and win gold medals even.
  • It is Environmentally friendly.
  • Fresh air, FreedomFamilies and Fun. Yes, I overdid it a bit with the F words!
  • Generations can sail together, including grand parents and grand children.
  • Humility. Nature is more powerful than we are.
  • It is Inexpensive if you want it to be. Of course if you fund an America’s Cup campaign it might not be.
  • It is Joyful.
  • You develop your Knowledge of such topics as weather, navigation, charts, compasses, tactics, practical skills, etc, etc.
  • You develop Leadership skills.
  • It tests you Mentally; a thinking person’s game with a lot of strategy.
  • You meet New and interesting people, all the time.
  • Organisations are there to support you, such as yacht clubs.
  • It is Physical. Great exercise.
  • You spend Quality time with family and friends.
  • You can go Racing, or cruising, or whatever.
  • It is Safe. I have had a lot more injuries bike riding than sailing!
  • It Takes you outside your comfort zone. We all need that.
  • You Unwind, relax, recharge your batteries.
  • There is such a Variety of boats, places, people, ages, skill levels.
  • It opens up the World to you.
  • It has that X factor!
  • Young kids can do it …. and old kids.
  • Zzzzzzzzz. You enjoy a great sleep after a big day on the water!

What can you add to this?

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