If you love the sea then why not make the most of it by joining a yacht club? There are all sorts of benefits to becoming a member. Great company, a sense of adventure and as much fun and fresh air as you could wish for.
Reasons to join
There are a huge number of yacht clubs at various coastal locations throughout the world and there is no reason why you shouldn’t become a member. Even if you have no prior experience of sailing there are plenty of beginner courses you can take in order to learn the ropes. Once you have mastered the basics you can hire yachts at incredibly reasonable rates and enjoy the open waves as often as you like.
Joining a yacht club means you get to try out all different types of sailing boats without the expense of owning one yourself. There is plenty of training and instruction available at reasonable rates too so you can gain confidence and skills in your sport at a pace that is right for you.
Learning the art of sailing is a skill for life. Once you have mastered it the whole world is your oyster. Sailing can take you on global adventures and give you the opportunity to visit places that are completely inaccessible through any other means. If you have a competitive nature you can participate in a huge number of sporting events and test your skills against the other members. It is an exhilarating way to get your adrenalin boost and improve your sailing techniques.
More than just sailing
Of course getting the opportunity to sail is a major benefit to joining a yacht club but there are plenty more reasons to join than sailing alone. Most yacht clubs have an incredibly active social calendar and you will get the opportunity to meet many new people who share your love of adventure. It’s a great opportunity to meet new friends, get outside and have fun!
It’s not just about the sailing either. Many yacht clubs offer a variety of different activities both on top of and under the waves. Explore the depths of the ocean by going diving and snorkelling or take a trip way out to sea for some deep sea fishing. Adrenalin junkies will enjoy the opportunity to go out water skiing or wake boarding. In fact, however you want to explore the water your yachting club will have all the facilities you need to make the most of your passion.
The sea is one of the most powerful forces of nature. It captivates and fascinates people from all walks of life. When you go sailing it gives you the opportunity to experience the sea in all its glory, whether it is beautifully calm or magnificently tempestuous. Join a yacht club and see for yourself just how awesome nature can be.
Jonathon Brown is a seasoned travel and outdoor pursuit’s writer. He has been writing for a variety of online and print publications for many years. Jon recently went on a holiday with Club La Costa to try out their sailing options, which helped to inspire this blog post.