What draws us back to the ocean again and again? Is it the incredible colour of the water, the sparkle of the sun reflecting off its surface? Perhaps it is the comforting regularity of the tides; nature’s familiar patterns are something soothingly dependable. Or maybe it is the sound of the waves gently lapping against the stern of your sailing vessel, lulling you into a peaceful sleep.
It’s no surprise that so very many of us love the ocean. It is a beautiful element with intoxicating and rejuvenating effects. The water brings tranquility, relaxation, and pleasure. What’s not to love?
Perhaps you’ve experienced the ocean from the sandy shores of a beach or during a brief boat trip. But have you ever experienced the thrill and wonder of sailing? If you love the sea, enjoying the water from the deck of a sailing catamaran or other vessel will completely change your life. Truly a life-altering endeavour, here are just a few of the many benefits sailing brings to your world.
You appreciate the sea’s power and singularity.
At the helm of your boat, you’ll discover that the ocean is a mighty element. She is fierce, sometimes unpredictable, but utterly majestic. There may be no better way to fully understand and appreciate the ocean’s magic than by learning to navigate a vessel safely and successfully through her waters.
Sailing gives you an amazing increase in self-confidence.
Sailing is not terribly hard to learn and once you have the basics down, you’ll begin to discover the rush of adrenaline that comes from handling a boat. As you become attentive to the conditions of the water, strength of winds, the boat’s reactions, and more, you’ll find your confidence continues to build in spades.
You’ll feel gratitude at being a part of a centuries old tradition.
Historians estimate that sailing has been around for approximately 3,000 years. It has played an integral role in trade, exploration, and transport. Today’s modern catamarans and sailboats may not look exactly like the vessels of years past, but you’ll be maintaining a tradition of marine navigation that is an undeniable part of our society’s success and history.
Sailing is a wonderful opportunity for family bonding.
Sailing isn’t just for adults, kids love it too! When you choose a sailing holiday with the entire family, you have a chance for a fantastic bonding experience. Working together for a common goal teaches your kids values like teamwork and responsibility and allows the entire group to create memories that will last a lifetime.
You have the freedom to find adventure and paradise.
Being in control of your own sailing holiday means one thing: FREEDOM. Exploring a place like the Whitsundays is pure heaven when you’re skippering your own vessel. Here you have 74 islands laid out before you. The opportunities for exploration are endless. Find a private, secluded inlet on a romantic getaway, or discover an empty beach that is a snorkelling paradise. The choice is yours.
An activity that can take you around the world (literally!).
Learning to sail can broaden your horizons in more ways than one. There are oceans and lakes all over this planet, and having sailing knowledge means you can travel the world and experience sailing across time zones and climates. There may be no better way to see the world. Of course, we at Queensland Yacht Charters still know that the world’s best sailing is found right here in the Whitsunday Islands.
Getting closer to marine wildlife than ever before.
It’s just you, your travel partners, and the ocean out there. But living within that vast ocean is an endless abundance of wildlife. Getting out to sea means you are likely to have many animal encounters during your sailing holiday. From dolphins to rays to sea turtles and so much more, you’d better get your camera ready.
Now is the perfect time to book a Whitsunday yacht charter. Ask us about dates in August, December, and anything in between. Last minute openings in July may be available as well. Get in touch today as bookings fill fast!