Benefits of Sailing
On my friendship show I took my dear girlfriends out for a day on the water. Not only did we have fun and enjoy an afternoon out on the high seas but we also learned the benefits of sailing. Here is my short list to the advantages of sailing:
Exercise – This sport works your core just by the way you keep your balance from the tossing waves. There is also plenty of stretching and bending as you reach for a line or trim a sail.
Mindfulness – Sailing is silent. No motor noise, just seagulls, the wind and the sound of the sails. An afternoon out on the water gives you a chance to think, meditate and be one with nature.
A learning experience – I also think it’s important for us to be learning after 50 and sailing is a wonderful sport where knows no age boundaries. This sport will test you mentally and physically, offering a lot of gratification by the end of the day.
Teamwork – Most sailboats require the work of more than one person. There is a crew member to steer and navigate and another to trim sails. This requires teamwork and communication that will bind your crew together in your goal; whether it be the first to cross the finish line or just getting to your destination.