If everyone was to be asked, people have different reasons as to why they involve themselves in boating activities. The following are some of the top reasons for boating.
It is one way of having an adventure
Since the time man began sailing in the seas explore new worlds, boating has been taken as an adventure. The trade routes were found by seamen and captains who apart from the fact that they were involved in sea battles, they were taking sea trips as adventures. Anyone who gets into a boat and rides into the waters can be said to be part of those adventurers who first discovered the sea routes. Adventure is part of your life.
Boating strengthens the bond and teamwork with others
One may opt to go out and boat alone. But the excitement will definitely be greater if he happens to do it in the company of friends and family members. This teamwork will make you have the best boating experiences as you leave the dock, cruise, race, anchor, and go back to the harbor. In fact, sailing is the best opportunity for you to develop a strong relationship with others.
It is golden opportunity to further your craftsmanship
Planes and other automobiles must have craftsmen, but as for the boat, more craftsmen are required. The boat will never be complete as far as one is on board; there is always something to do. For instance, there may be cracks that need to be mended, a leak to be repaired, some parts need to be painted, polished or varnished, a rope to replace or a loose bolt that requires tightening. The boat oils also need to be changed from time to time. This means that boating exposes one to endless aspects of craftsmanship.
It equips you with new knowledge and skills
There is no way in which you can go out boating and come back the same way without learning something new or acquiring a new skill. Every time requires you to make a decision that you have never found yourself making before. Although other automobiles are quite challenging, boats can equally seem to be the same. For instance, getting trapped in the sea waves and current is not a joke and being exposed to these challenges makes one wiser and more confident especially if he happens to be able to control the boat from the threats of the waves.
You become more educated
Boating has a limitless education that you must have for you to be a good boater. For instance, you will find yourself learning new languages, learning how to tie the knots and learning how to sail the boat faster. The boater also needs to learn about roads safety rules as well as reading water and charts. In addition, there is the issue of load balancing which is also not a simple thing and it is, therefore, crucial that one learns how to balance the loads on the boat. In other words, boating is all about furthering the seamanship education.
It is all about having fun
Boating exposes one to a lot of fun activities, ranging from diving into blue water, skimming on the water and wakeboarding. One may also read a magazine or a book or even troll for fish.
One doesn’t carry worries and stress into the boat. It, therefore, doesn’t matter the extent to which one is stressed at school, home or at work as all these will be forgotten once his attention is taken by the boat. One only focuses on what is happening now and what is expected later. Each boating technique drives one from every day’s worries.
Boating is a healthy exercise
Boating involves a lot of physical exercise as every muscle in your body is involved in the boating activities. This extends even to the time that one seems to be idle as the body keeps on working with every move of the boat. One also ends up getting Vitamin D and fresh air in the long run.
Source of joy
Boating is an exercise that can elevate your entire spirit. Even if you happen to find out from a kayaker or a racing sailor you will have to agree that boating removes all the limits of your joy.
Boating does not require you to have your own boat. You can rent someone’s boat for a while and enjoy the whole thing. You can also go out with others who already own a boat and just share the boat expenses.
Escape from the terrible crowd
Boating can make someone escape people whose presence is not desired. For instance, one can go out in a smaller boat that limits the number people who can be accommodated in it.