Would you like to sail? This is how you can get started!
10 sailing tips for beginners
1. Taster sessions
Don't wait, start now! Take advantage of an open day at a sailing school or sailing club.
2. Practice and theory
Find a sailing school with qualified instructors that combines theory and practice.
3. Age doesn't matter
Entry is possible at any time, individually and regardless of age. It is up to you when you start sailing!
4. Start small
Do you dream of yacht sailing? Start sailing on a dinghy! You'll have quick success there. The first car is not a truck either!
5. Don't give up!
The learning curve has ups and downs because wind and weather can change quickly. Adapt yourself and don't give up! Keep practicing!
Try out sailing at boot Düsseldorf
The boot Sailing School offers visitors an opportunity to gain first sailing experiences on the large water basin in Hall 14. Optimists are available for the young ones. But adults can experience the fun of sailing, too, in various dinghies. Experienced sailing instructors accompany your first trial cruise.
Short crash courses make less sense. If the weather conditions are variable, you will need to avoid frustration by taking a break.
You don't need expensive equipment or your own sailboat to get started, you can rent both in schools and clubs.
8. Basic course
Are you unsure if sailing is something for you? Start with a basic course. The focus here is on practical experience.
9. Which licence?
Which licence will suit you best depends on the area where you want to sail. A suitable course is usually offered near the area.
10. It's addictive!
If the sailing virus gets you, it won't let you go! Attention - sailing is addictive!
boot Tutorials - Sailing Knots
Mastering the most important sailing knots is not only knowledge required in the exams for all boating licences, but also basic knowledge of good seamanship. In four short video tutorials we will show you how to knot four knots - figure of eight, round turn with half hitches, becket bend and bow line - quickly and, above all, correctly.