News Home Video Gallery Newsletters Photo Gallery Cruising Int
Sail-World.com : Forget skyscrapers on that next international trip - go sailing
Forget skyscrapers on that next international trip - go sailing

'Sailing in Istanbul'    .

You love sailing, but when you travel you miss out - right? When you're thinking of travelling to the major cities of the world, you think of skyscrapers, not sailing. However, remembering that most large cities were established around deep-water ports, the truth is that the majority of them have now developed a thriving sailing culture.

So why not pick up the trend that Yahoo executive and avid sailor Dave George is following. Find the sailing school or the charter fleet in the city where you're headed and see that city from a completely different perspective.

George, writing in his own blog, says 'All the kool kids are doing it!'

However, the sailing difficulty of cities varies a lot. Given San Francisco Bay, for instance, has some of the most exciting yet challenging sailing conditions in the world — consistently strong winds, big waves, fierce currents, rocky shores, 1000-foot-long freighters, and plenty of fog, you'll need either to be with an experienced skipper or very confident. So assess your city and take advice before you set off on a bare boat charter, no matter how experienced you are.

Sailing in San Francisco -  .. .  


Sometimes it's easier to take the sailing school experience to learn the ropes in your travels.

But according to George, you can raise anchor in a host of cities, which offer sailors of all abilities big-time urban sailing adventures.

Sailing in Dubai -  .. .  


Some of the cities where this is true might surprise you: Istanbul has a thriving sailing community, right on the Bosphorus. So does Dubai. The Omanis are going into sailing in a big way and are very welcoming. In Singapore you'll get a sail quite easily and in Sweden - well, they are Vikings, what more do I need to say? All it takes is a little Google searching and you might find the town where YOU are next headed is also full of like-minded sailors.

Sailing in New York -  .. .  


However, you have to start somewhere, so here's Dave George's starting list of sailing opportunities where you can just rock up for a sail in some of the USA's largest cities:

San Francisco:

Olympic Circle Sailing Club: Servicing San Francisco’s next wave of sailors since 1979.

Chicago

Offshore Adventures: Captain Rick’s latest passion is racing, so you can speed past Chicago’s skyline or enjoy it leisurely at sunset.

New York City

Manhattan Sailing School: NYC’s largest sailing school gets you up close and personal with Lady Liberty in lessons off downtown Manhattan.

Washington, D.C.

Mariner Sailing School: Belle Haven’s mostly quiet, calm waters are especially suited for newbies

Los Angeles

South Bay Sailing: Charters include champagne cruises and jaunts to Catalina Island.

Seattle

Windworks Sailing: Plying the waters of Puget Sound, just six miles north of Seattle, since 1992.

...and this is only the beginning.


by Nancy Knudsen


  

Click on the FB Like link to post this story to your FB wall

http://www.sail-world.com/index.cfm?nid=122799

8:42 PM Sun 1 Jun 2014GMT


Click here for printer friendly version
Click here to send us feedback or comments about this story.







Cruising USA

A case of crossed wires? A shocking situation! by Stuart Carruthers, RYA Cruising Manager,










Canal Boating in the Alsace with the Galley Guys by Greg Nicoll with John Armstrong,


World ARC fleet arrives in Darwin by World Cruising Club,






Where in the world are our strongest corals? by Hanny Rivera - Cohen's Lab,








Barnacle Busting by Neil and Ley Langford,


From Penguins to Polar Bears by Cherie Winner,




Polar research: Six priorities for Antarctic science by Mahlon C. Kennicutt II and colleagues,




NCI granted dedicated VHF Channel by National Coastwatch,


Positive news for cruising boats in Greece by The Cruising Association,




















Risks to penguin populations continues by British Antarctic Survey,




Follow these tips when anchoring by Alex and Daria Blackwell,


Galley Guys meet the Spice Lady by Greg Nicoll, Andy Adams and John Armstrong,


North American Rally to the Caribbean - Get prepared to head south
If all else fails read the instructions!!
ARC Baltic fleet cruising and anchoring in the Finnish archipelago
Phuket Yacht Show: new kid on the block taking on PIMEX? *Feature
Vanuatu Customs making life easier for visiting cruising yachts
Baltic 4 Nations rally is now in full swing
Tropical Storm Bertha expected to become a typhoon
Flags at Sea, an infographic by John Tissott
Cruising lessons from ocean racers
Procedures set out for waterborne visitors to Vanuatu
17-year-old RNLI volunteer saves child in first rescue mission + Video
Teen names latest RNLI Shannon class lifeboat in Poole + Video
Fascinating opportunity with OceansWatch
Fake GPS signals detected when cruising the high seas
Our new Cruising Editor editor remembers his first offshore adventure
Blue Planet Odyssey - Jimmy Cornell playing catch up on North West Pa
World ARC 2014 reaches Australia
Venezuelan Port Control lift recent port restrictions.
Seismic survey ship operating north of Aruba and Curacao
Predictwind helps you pick the best time to depart
Watch this whale lift a Kayak clear out of the water   
World ARC reaches half-way point in Australia   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles (Part 2) *Feature   
Drowning or electric shock? What you need to know to help save a life   
Costa Concordia - the $2.25 billion salvage operation ready to begin   
Northern Scotland: Voyage to Orkney and Shetland Isles, more photos *Feature   
Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show - New location and attractions   
Long Island waters could become more taxing this summer   
4.8 million Legos all at sea   
Tranquil, colourful and funky, Genoa Bay is a must stop for West Coast *Feature   
Scientist pioneered tracer to reveal hidden ocean flows   
Sail-World 2.0 - the Beta version- Please take a look   
Dredging activity near corals can increase frequency of diseases   
World ARC heading out of the Pacific   
Understanding the Ocean's role in Greenland Glacier melt   
Desolation Sound added to Salish Sea Pilot free cruising guides   
Three Defensive Docking Strategies for Sailors   
Revealing report on Search for American yacht Nina released *Feature   
PredictWind's Weather Routing opens your navigation options - try it!   
Sail-World Cruising Founding Editor Nancy Knudsen says farewell   


For this week's complete news stories select    Last 7 Days
   Search All News
For last month's complete news stories select    Last 30 Days
   Archive News







Sail-World.com  


















Switch Default Region to:

Social Media

Asia

Australia

Canada

Europe

New Zealand

United Kingdom


http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/Twitter_logo_small.png http://www.sail-world.com/event_images/image/FaceBook-icon.png  

United States

Cruising Northern

Cruising Southern

MarineBusiness World

PowerBoat World

FishingBoating World

 

Contact

Commercial

News

Search

Contact Us

Advertisers Information

Submit news/events

Search Stories/Text

Feedback

Advertisers Directory

Newsletter Archive

Photo Gallery

 

Banner Advertising Details

Newsletter Subscribe

Video Gallery

Policies

 

 

 

Privacy Policy

 

 


Cookie Policy

 

 



This site and its contents are © Copyright TetraMedia and/or the original author, photographer etc. All Rights Reserved.  Photographs are copyright by law.  If you wish to use or buy a photograph contact the photographer directly.
XLXL VIR Cru USA
LocalAds   DE  ES  FR  IT