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How does a sail work?

How does a sail work?

I'm going to talk through how a sail works. The lens I always use to look at the world is by asking: why is this useful? Therefore, why should you even care how a sail works? I would never teach this concept to a beginner class. For most people it's not a useful...

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What does Sailing Fanatics stand for?

What does Sailing Fanatics stand for?

I believe Sailing Fanatics provides an exceptional experience for our customers. In 2017, we'll continue to make this our mission. Instructors at Sailing Fanatics are professionals, excellent at teaching sailing and doing whatever it takes to help every student learn...

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Is sailing dangerous?

Is sailing dangerous?

Sailing is an adventurous sport. There are risks involved. However, we can take steps to minimize risk making the sport more enjoyable and less dangerous. We recommend: always wearing a life jacket or personal flotation device that is approved by the Department of...

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CANSail or cruising?

CANSail or cruising?

Whatever your goal, we recommend that your first sailing course is a CANSail course. A dinghy sailing course focuses on purely sailing. You will therefore finish a CANSail course with a deeper understanding of how to actually sail. If you take basic cruising you will...

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Is sailing a sport?

Is sailing a sport?

Sailing can be a sport, a hobby, a competition or recreation. In short it can be many things. It can be physically demanding and it can also be relaxing. It definitely isn't boring that's for sure. Our courses are: just the right amount of physical. You'll feel like...

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