"So, have YOU Started Sailing?" Sailing is the most amazing sport in the world.
Not only does it give you an incredible adrenaline boost, it keeps you fit, it is cheap and you will have experiences that you will share with your friends and family for the rest of your life.
I just can't see why anyone wouldn't want to, at the very least, try this incredible sport!
Get involved in the forum! Share your stories, tips or just tell us how you started sailing.
Here are some reasons why you MUST
take up the sailing:
And most of all... it is SUPER ENJOYABLE!
Find great sailing resources that you'll need to start sailing!
Some people say it is not very cool or there is nowhere close or even they don't have the time.
It can be the ultimate extreme sport when you get out into a stormy sea that crashes down all around you. You feel your heart pumping like mad!
There are watersports centres all over Britain, you don't just have to be by the coast!
By the way my name is Alex Dotsch. I am 18 years old and live in Highgate, North London.
I sail in North London on the Brent reservoir, locally known as the Welsh Harp. You can get fantastic views of Wembley stadium. Look, you can even see it in the top banner!
For the final answer "I just don't have the time", well make time! Everyone needs a hobby that satisfies them!
My Dad's is gardening (and oddly shed building!).
Anyhow if you don't have a hobby that you enjoy, what is the point in living. All you'll end up doing is becoming a workaholic!
Sailing is for all no matter how tall, short, fat, thin, old or young you are.
This website aims to share with you loads of tips that can be learnt onshore through writing, pictures and videos as well as through my experiences and funny moments (like the time when the reservoir was covered with ice!).
It is a great sport for all those involved! I hope to see you on the racecourse soon!
Sailing News and Updates
May 23, 2013
Been in a sailing dinghy just twice in my life, but have been hooked ever since. Sadly, life's waters have never been sufficiently calm for me to take
Continue reading "Patrick Skelton"
Apr 28, 2013
Laser Dinghy hull damage from mast
Hi, wondered if anyone knows if a raised hull around the bottom of the mast is problematic for a 1986 dinghy? Boat is in good condition except for this
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Apr 19, 2013
I am 59 years old. I have never been sailing in a sailboat. 2 days ago I bought a 22 ft Ohlson sailoboat, made in Sweden 40 years ago. Still I have to
Continue reading "Kare Gundersn"
Apr 14, 2013
The age of the boat
Our topper sail number is 2500 (or 250!). Do you know how old that is?
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Apr 12, 2013
Hello everybody I did my Competent crew last year, the Radio and first aid course also last year. I did my Day Skipper last month and now I am looking
Continue reading "Marius Dumescu"
Apr 05, 2013
The Shockwave Hi Fit Trousers by Henri Lloyd
As soon as the foggy or cold seasons approaches, many people tend to hoard clothes that will keep them warm, but not necessarily clothes that are fashionable
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Apr 05, 2013
I have inherited a small Sunfish type sailboat, but its longer without a flat transom, the hull sweeps back to a point at the rudder. I found the hull
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Apr 04, 2013
The Octane Windstopper Vest by Henri Lloyd
During really horrible days like when it is windy, foggy or rainy, we all want to wear clothes that can really protect us from such weather conditions.
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Apr 03, 2013
The Skiff Buoyancy Aid by Henri Lloyd
The Skiff Buoyancy Aid by Henri Lloyd is intentionally created for people who are into hiking and trapeze dinghy sailing. This product by Henri Lloyd
Would you like to share your knowledge about sailing? Contribute to www.startedsailing.com!
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