Whichever way you look at it, there are always thousands of what seem to be very good reasons NOT to take up boating or even dip a toe in the sport. There’s something of a psychological barrier that keeps millions from ever leaving dry land or even giving a second thought to doing so. They feel they were born on dry land, have always lived on dry land and thus will remain 100% on dry land for the rest of their days.
Now, while this is entirely easy to understand, it is nonetheless quite a shame when taking into account what so many are missing out on. There really is so much to be gained by taking that first crucial step into the world of boating, which chances are isn’t as difficult as most seem to think.
Just think about the following reasons why now might be the time to break from the pack and get yourself well and truly wet:
Right off the bat, sure it helps to be in good shape before setting out on a boating venture, but if you’re not already in tip-top condition, you will be soon enough. Boating is the kind of fantastic exercise that has the huge bonus of not feeling like exercise at all. Or to put it another way, you’ll find yourself getting fitter and healthier than you’ve ever been in your life while having the most amazing time. And it really doesn’t matter if anyone joins up that’s not exactly got the strength and stamina of Atlas, as there are courses and sessions on offer all over the country that are tailored to every level across the board.
The social side of sailing is one that you really have to immerse yourself in to understand. Needless to say though, it’s one that can change your life for the better. It takes a certain type of person to become a sailor – someone that’s outgoing, dedicated and looking for a way of milking the very best out of every second of their life. As such, you can pretty much bet your bottom dollar that you’ll strike a chord with about 99% of all the folk you come into contact with on your journey to boating Nirvana. It is literally impossible not to make a thousand and one friends along the way and revel in one of the most social activities on the face of the Earth.
And finally, the fact that the overwhelming majority of people don’t learn to sail means that there is always but always a quite massive call for sailors in terms of job vacancies and exciting careers. Once your foot is in the proverbial door with a sailing job, there are literally no limits as to how far it can be taken and how lucrative the rewards might be. You’re not guaranteed to get rich and famous by sailing to a new career, but you stand a pretty good chance…truth be told!