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Cruising is the non competitive and purely for pleasure side of Ocean going Yacht racing.
The basic difference between Cruising and racing being in cruising potential speed is sacrificed for crew safety and comfort. The challenges remain the same.
You and your family, or group of friends, can cruise the whole worlds oceans and coastal shorelines, as well as many of the larger inland waterways. Your own available time and finances being the limiting factor.
Cruising is highly suitable for a very wide age range. Youngsters in particular, quickly become highly self-confident and ready for the responsibilities of adulthood.
At least one person on the boat must have a mastery of seagoing and navigational skills, the remainder of the crew will quickly gain
Cruising is a complex activity, that has to be experienced to be truly understood. It creates a bond between those on board working and living in close conditions. It develops life and household skills as they occur. Cruising gives access to views and adventures that can only be gained from the water, and acts as a spring board for many other activities, such as observing the many aspects of nature, swimming, diving, reading, painting. In fact life takes an unhurried pace of its own.
As with all sea going activities there is a lot maintenance and out of season work to be done, more so than most with a cruiser. Although much of this can be done by professional boat yards, most owners take such a pride in their vessel that they prefer to do the bulk of it themselves. This not only saves them money, but gives them a greater understanding of their boat should a repair become necessary while sailing. This often tedious work is not an act of dedication, but one of love.
The potential of cruising is to travel the world, while experiencing all of the many challenges the elements can provide.
Cruising is quite unique, it can be anything from water based caravanning to the most challenging activity of discovery and adventure.
Angling From a Boat 8, Sea Angling 11, Bird Watching 64, Boat Building and Renovation 818, Travel 616,
Level of Demand
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