A unique idea for a girls’ weekend getaway is to go sailing. Many’s the time I’ve had pals show up spontaneously for three-hour afternoon sail. Mothers and daughters find sailing a bonding experience as well. Get out of the parking lot and on to the water.
The Adventure Cruise is the most popular, offering a chance to sit in the warm sun as the water zooms past. Some ladies like to run the helm. They get to interact with couples and families in a comfortable setting that is magnificently serene.
Lessons Cruise offers informal instruction for those who may want to buy or boat, or more frequently, are going on a Caribbean cruise and want to know how the boat works.
Here’s what we cover:
Learn the aerodynamics of sailing.
Differentiate the three sail “reaches” for power.
Learn how to “see” the wind.
Help deploy the spinnaker sail when going downwind.
Get the basics of preventative maintenance for diesel engines.
Follow up with ASA sanctioned sailing lessons.