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Sailing

Sailing

Sailing
Sailing

Nowadays, sailing is gaining more and more ground in its emergence as an outdoor activity especially widespread in Greece. In fact, it is the third dominant sport after swimming and rowing and has been part of the Olympic Games since 1900 in Paris. Apart from the sports part, it is also considered a leisure activity. Let us see, then, where it got its name from and what are the main characteristics, which distinguish it.

The sail is the piece of fabric used in the old days by sailors, which was tied to the mast to give more impetus to the boat, while the second component of the word sailing in greek comes from the ancient Greek word ‘πλους’ which means sailing by boat. As for the way it works, it is worth clarifying that it is an activity that is done individually but mainly in groups with the help of an experienced or more guides (skipper). Through this collaboration, everyone can learn the ways of handling the sails, basic knots, rules of aerodynamics, and of course ways of balance on the boat.

Why do sailing:

  • Combines the incredible beauty and serenity of the sea with the spiritual concentration
  • Suitable for all ages
  • It doesn't matter if you are new or advanced
  • Boosting self-confidence
  • Strengthen teamwork and cooperation
  • Very good exercise (especially for the legs)
  • Many people describe it as a moment of absolute freedom

What equipment is needed:

  • Lifebuoy
  • Hat and sunscreen (the sun is not joking in any case)
  • Glasses
  • Gloves in some cases
  • Shoes with non-slip sole
  • A raincoat or oilskin
  • A change of clothes

In conclusion, there is no reason to worry or fear about choosing sailing as an outdoor activity, as no one is left to be alone. There are experts who will teach you all the secrets. All you have to have is a good mood and love for the sea !!!

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