Whether it is for a regatta or a long crossing, you need to arm yourself with patience and, above all, follow your own pace. Band of Boats offers you some advice before taking the helm!
Eric TABARLY believed it took 30 years of sailing experience to be considered a pleasure sailor. Whether it is for a regatta or a long crossing, you need to arm yourself with patience and, above all, follow your own pace. Learning the art of sailing on a sailing boat is long, but being able to sail alone or take your children or friends on a cruise is a great satisfaction. Band of Boats offers you some advice before taking the helm!
Immerse yourself in maritime literature
French literature is full of maritime tales: Alain GERBAULT and Bernard de MOITESSIER are the first explorers to have collected nautical miles alone or with a crew on a sailing boat. These stories show us the joys that are shared at sea, but also the difficulties encountered in bad weather. Page after page, you learn the techniques to limit damage to the boat… what’s more important?
Subscribe to specialized magazines
The specialized press in the field of sailing includes numerous interesting and practical articles to learn how to maneuver and sail. He even dedicates entire sheets to learning, with extremely precise items such as the adjustment of the sails, the taking of the mainsail to reduce the sail in an emergency, the recovery of a man overboard …
Go to a sailing school
Federation-recognized sailing schools are an excellent way to learn to sail safely. The instructors, with an adequate degree, follow your progress based on your results and your navy. Their strong point is to have different types of sailboats (light sail and cabin cruiser). You have to learn to master them and make them perform in any weather condition.