Living on a sailboat
Living on a sailing boat can be such an awe-inspiring way to live life. It’s a different experience that makes people feel interested. Numerous people already live on a sailboat. This shows that it’s definitely possible. However, living aboard a sailboat isn’t for everyone. Some people just look at it as a hobby or sport.
What documents to carry when sailing around the world:
- Boat registration certificate
- Passport with a valid visa
- Port clearance certificate
- Ship’s stamp in some countries
- Boat insurance policy (starting to become mandatory around the world)
Is sailing hard?
Sailing may seem hard and complicated for many people, especially from how-to books. All it takes is just some time, effort, and dedication. In fact, you can even hire an experienced instructor to learn all the essentials and basics in one whole day. The majority of all the beginners start to take off and get the hang of it after a few days of lessons. Nonetheless, if you would like to acquire a sailing certification that proves your skill, it will take 10 days.
How big of a sailboat do you need for the ocean?
The best recommendation would be to use a sailboat that is approximately 30 to 40 feet or longer. This guarantees you the ability to be able to handle rough weather and larger waves. Nevertheless, it is definitely possible to sail across the Atlantic with a smaller sailing boat. However, it may be safer to go for our recommendation.
Lifespan of sailboat
The lifespan of your sailing boat could last from approximately around 10 to 50 years depending on how you maintain it and service it like every other vehicle. Make sure to daily clean and wash your boat to keep it in better condition. Have it serviced on a daily routine. Do not expect it to last as long as you wish if you don’t regularly maintain it.
What makes sailing so fun and cool?
The feeling of freedom, peace, space, water, and the sound of wind pushing against the sails in the beautiful sky around you feels amazing. The energetic feel of the breeze on your face, and the smooth, satisfying movements through the waves relax your mind. Nothing feels better than being around sunshine, water, and the wind blowing on your sails. Sailing can also improve your cardiovascular health and reduce blood pressure, obesity, and other heart illnesses. It also helps in enhancing agility and flexibility. To add on, this fascinating sport is also very easy to learn.
Important equipment required when sailing:
- Marlinspike and sailing knife
- Life jackets
- Fire extinguisher
- First aid and safety kit
- Weather gear
- Sailing gloves
- VHF radio and cell phone
- Map or GPS
- Spare engine
- Lots of water and food supplies
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