Enjoying the prospect of long and cold winter months has never been so exhilarating. Whether it is embarking on some exciting winter racing, or just winterizing boats, as temperatures hit single-digits and you are wondering what to do, here are some fun ways of beating the winter blues?
1. Super-cool Activities
Iceboating: It’s a perfect time to enjoy some adrenaline-pumping iceboating. Sailors would love the clattering of blades across the ice and the numerous competitions. It is quite like surfing and it is easy to be hooked to the activity.
Frostbiting: Frostbiting can be fun, and it is a must-indulge for those who enjoy a stint of racing. There are quite a few community sailing centers and clubs that run frostbiting programs, and the frigid waters assure a memorable experience.
Landsailing: Another popular activity during winters is to try some landsailing. The excitement of reaching speeds of over 100mph at a club can be a wonderful experience.
2. Head to Fascinating Winter Charter Destinations
Seychelles: The 115 islands on the coast of East Africa are magically picturesque and quite affordable. If you want to be at a warm holiday destination, then Seychelles is the place for you.
The Virgin Islands: The British Virgin Islands are popular for their charming beaches and opportunities for snorkeling and diving. And, December to June is considered as the best time to sail here.
Thailand: Charter off to the exotic East and enjoy the excellent cruising grounds. The Andaman Sea is a wonderful base to go sailing, and sailors can enjoy opportunities to go scuba diving, sea kayaking, and snorkeling.
3. Fitness, Reading, and Fixing
Winter is a wonderful time to get into good physical shape. Hit the gym every day, and curate exciting ways of keeping fit. Alternately, shortlist authors like Ben Ainslie, John Bertrand, or Paul Elvstrom, who have written books and sailing, and enjoy a wonderful evening reading. And, last but not the least off-season is a perfect time to fix up your boat.