The Leisure & Fun of the Sailor

The Leisure & Fun of the Sailor

~ by James Moore

Spot-the-Boat-250113Sailing is most certainly a career. Whether it be within the realm of the military, or the hardworking fisherman who works every day to not only feed the family, but make sure that your market is stocked with the foods you love. However, boating is also the largest leisure activity that people are choosing to be a part of in the 21st Century.

 

There are lists to purchase and enjoy. And even though you may not believe this, there are boats that ARE economically viable and no longer just for the wealthy. Powerboats, sailboats, rowing and paddle boats, all focus on fun – and the sporting events that come from the boating world are beyond numerous.

 

Pleasure craft is the perfect term for the boats available in the U.S. and around the globe. And the actual categories of boats go from small to mid-size to large. Dinghies that are under sixteen-feet and powered by sail, small engines, or pure muscle strength; canoes and kayaks for races; all the way up to the day-sailers and cruisers that offer cabins to enjoy the best vacation possible.

 

The real sailor and lover of the ocean makes sure to choose a boat from a manufacturer that completely understands and abides by all standards set by The National Marine Manufacturers Association.

 

Even though yacht clubs and marinas are at the core of leisure boating activities, the range of sailing goes far wider than a day at the ‘club.’

 

Canoes are at the top of the ‘popularity’ list, with more and more people choosing to hit the lake or river in order to not only have fun, but to also have a fitness regimen that includes what they love the most. Riding the rapids or just canoeing and kayaking along the coasts is a massive sport and activity that brings about relaxation in an extremely anxiety-ridden world.

 

The oars have it! Rowboats or dinghies that are oar powered, are a great deal of fun and are usually the craft to choose in protected waters. And when it comes to the image of sailing, competitive events, as well as standing on a deck and watching the world go by both come to mind.

 

Although wood, aluminum, and other metals are used to manufacture the perfect boat, fiberglass is what most people pick for their craft. Lighter, easier to race and simplistic to use when looking at a day of fishing, fiberglass has become the top choice for many. And the realm of skiffs is most definitely coming to the forefront of the industry.

 

Watersport boats that are high-powered allow the owner to waterski and parasail at a moment’s notice. Built to hold a precise course at an accurate speed, with a flat wake for slalom skiing, these boats are at the top when it comes to competition.

 

Saltwater fishing boats vary in length and are specialized for various species of fish. Flat boats are usually used in protected, shallow waters; whereas sport fishing boats can be powered by large outboard engines and do well in colder climates. (The cabins are warm and the views are amazing).

 

Cruising into a dealer is a hard thing to do – but not because of money. The categories and subcategories, the beauty and design, the varied boats to choose from, all make it difficult to bring home the boat you want most.

 

And 2014 makes it no easier. Just to take one name,  Carolina Skiff first began in a garage, building dinghy’s for sailors. The hard work and dedication that was built from the ground up in that garage has expanded over the decades to make Carolina Skiff the only manufacturer to turn to when owners want to get the most for their money.

 

Ushering in their newest line – the JV Series – fisherman, sailor and boat lover get even more to choose from. With a new tunnel hull design, the series allows the tide flow to enhance the fishing experience due to the shallow draft of 3-to-6 inches. Available in 13-, 15- and 17-foot models, the series boasts excellent carrying capacities, and the list of additions when it comes to these fiberglass dreams are too numerous to list.

 

And that’s just one line of this company that you will want to bring home immediately.

 

It’s time for leisure…It’s time to set sail!

 

More Stories & Fun Things to Do

Travel

Going Back in Time on the Ultimate Steamboat Vacation

Many people love taking a cruise. But it is the river cruise on that glorious steamboat that not only offers all the benefits a big ocean liner offers, but also creates a more personalized, intimate vacation experience. It is a unique recipe: being able to witness stunning landscapes, mixed with amazing history, while dining on acclaimed regional cuisine and enjoying exceptional entertainment. It is also a true adventure to explore riverside port cities and then come back to the steamboat to find your own personal attendant is waiting to make sure you have everything you need and want during your trip.

Business

Umbrella Insurance: The Safety Net You Need

The realm of insurance is just about the most difficult maze to get through. Each and every day it seems the financial and insurance industries are changing. What is not changing, however, is the fact that lawsuits fill up the courts more and more – lawsuits that award cash to third parties even if you don’t happen to have that cash saved. More and more, the words “umbrella insurance” are coming up in both conversation and in advertising on TV. Before getting lost in another “maze,” it is best to look into exactly what umbrella insurance means and why you should consider it for yourself.

Entertainment

For movies opening August 18, 2017

The Hitman’s Bodyguard (R for graphic violence and pervasive profanity) Unlikely-buddies comedy about an ace bodyguard (Ryan Reynolds) who grudgingly helps a notorious assassin (Samuel L. Jackson) negotiate a dangerous gauntlet en route to the Hague where he’s set to testify in 24 hours at the International Court of Justice. Co-starring Gary Oldman, Salma Hayek and Elodie Yung.

Health

Making Your Health “Resolute”

It is time for those New Year’s Resolutions to be made

Books

Book of Black Heroes

“The first African-American political leaders began to serve following the Civil War…Known as Reconstruction, this period represented a window of opportunity for African-Americans… Many [Black] political leaders emerged during this period, using their political power and influence to push for equality and justice for all Americans… Unfortunately, the Reconstruction period was short-lived, lasting only from 1865-1877.