Your First Sailboat
Finally, after years of slow growth, the sport of sailing has the wind at its back. This resurgence is driven by cheaper boats that are easier to transport and navigate, the draw of doing something carbon-neutral and the thrill of wind-powered propulsion.
An Upscale Sport
Sailing draws an upscale crowd and is now the second most popular sport (to downhill skiing) among medium to higher income brackets. Among the affluent, sailing has become more popular than tennis, golf, canoeing and mountain biking.
But access for beginners is quite reasonable. Small, used sailboats can be found for under $1,000, giving you an affordable entry point to get your sea legs and see if you like it.
Sailing appeals to a range of personalities: adventurers, learners, outdoor enthusiasts, introverts and extroverts. It’s both a solo sport and a family sport, full of thrills, excitement and beauty.
Grab a lanyard and give it a try!