Sailing Terms You Must Know

Sailing around in the open sea is a unique treat that few of us are fortunate enough to experience. However, once you know the joys of sailing it’s hard to keep off. So to help you in your newest endeavour of sailing we have put together all the terms and phrases that every sailor must have in his dictionary.

  • Jibe

You can change the direction of your boat with the help of a jibe by bringing the stern of the boat through the wind. This manoeuvre is also called as ‘wearing ship’ in the square-rigged ships.

  • Rudder

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A rudder is a flat plank made up of wood, metal or fibre which is placed below the boat. The rudder is used to steer the ship in the waters.

  • Bow, Starboard and port

A bow is the front of the ship, to its right is the starboard and to its left is the port. These three are some of the most important terms in the sailing world.

  • Windward and leeward

Windward is the point of the boat from where the wind is blowing, while leeward is the direction opposite to which the wind is blowing. Both these terms are important to know as the boat moves to the direction of the wind.

  • Mainsail

The mainsail is the most significant and also the largest sail of the boat. It is huge and triangular in shape and lies close to the boat’s mast. It also has a bulky pole called the ‘boom’.

Summertime Sailing Destinations Around the World

Catalina Island

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Sailing in the summer is always a pleasant experience as the weather is generally predictable, winds are gentle and there is a very less chance of raining. We have listed some great sailing destinations that you can enjoy in the summers. Continue reading

Sailing the Charming Seychelles

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If you want to experience sunny heaven on earth then the fascinating island nation of Seychelles is just the place that you should go. It is an idyllic place where you can enjoy the warm beaches, eat freshly caught seafood and gaze at the never-ending expanse of the stars. Continue reading

24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race Set to Take Off in Wellington

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Yacht race lovers will love the swiftly approaching 24-Hour Endurance Yacht Race on Wellington Harbour. The yacht race is hosted by the Lowry Bay Yacht Club (LBYC) and will take place on April 8 and 9, 2017. LBYC is aiming to have a large fleet of yachts on the start line on the 8th April. Continue reading

Popular Sailing Destinations in the Caribbean

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There are very few things in life which will give you as much pleasure as sailing in the sea. The feeling of the sea breeze in your hair, the vivid expanse of blue sea water and the sense of freedom is something that you cannot get anywhere else. Let us now explore some of the most popular vacation destination in the Caribbean which will give you the same feeling of tranquility.

  • Grenadines

The Grenadines is a place where all your fantasies about the sea will come true. It is a group of small islands which belongs to the island nation of the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. This island is a literal heaven full of powder white sands and free from the swarming tourists. The place has so much to offer from exotic food to secluded hiking trails and also an active volcano to explore.

  • Saint Martin (Island)Moonbeam-Brest (Creative Commons/Ludovic Peon)

The Saint Martin Island is made up of two countries- Saint Martin(French Side) and the Sint Maarten(Dutch Side). The island is famous among the travelers for its beach resorts, colorful nightlife, duty-free shopping, beers and scrumptious food that is an amalgamation of different cultures. Sint Maarten is also a famous spot for clicking pictures and various water sports activities like snorkeling, sailing, etc.

Visit these places for a truly satisfying experience of the sea with you near and dear ones.

Three best Luxury Cruise Ships in the World

A Cruise is a place to enjoy the sun and the sea and make precious memories with your friends or loved ones. Given below are three of the most lavish and popular cruise liners that will help you to have the best vacation of your life.

1) Oceania Riviera

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Credit: Oceania Riviera

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Seabourn Launches Seabourn Encore the Biggest Cruise Ship Yet

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Credit: Seabourn

British soprano and West End star Sarah Brightman have named Seabourn’s biggest ever cruise ship the Seabourn Encore, and the ship also comes with big possibilities. The cruise ship offers various luxuries and extravagances which will make your travel worthwhile. Continue reading