Try dinghy sailing it can be fun, fast and wet, or it can be relaxing, tranquil and romantic, the choice is yours! Sailing is an extremely popular sport - Enrol in our adult sailing lessons and learn to sail, there is nothing quite like the sense of hanging over the side of a dinghy sailing on a warm summer's day - it has to be one of the best stress-busters around.
Each person gets a different thrill from sailing dinghies. Some enjoy the excitement of racing and the training and strategies that go with it, whilst others simply enjoy the peacefulness and tranquillity of sailing on their own or with their loved ones and enjoying a picnic on a secluded beach. Our adult sailing lessons will provide you with enough knowledge and ability to allow you to follow either path.
Although most dinghy sailing takes place in the warm summer months in Cape Town, at Theewaterskloof Dam, winter sailing conditions are often ideal as we seldom get the winter storms, that are synonymous with Cape winters. You can learn the basic principles quickly with our adult sailing lessons and it's not as expensive as you'd think.
The dinghies come in different sizes and shapes, however the principles of sailing them are basically the same. The simplest way to learn is in a fairly stable two-person sailing dinghy. Once you get to grips with the basics, the choices are endless; you might start racing, move on to high performance sailing dinghies or catamarans, or transfer your abilities over to keel boats, but it all starts with effective adult sailing lessons.
Physical fitness and health advantages of dinghy sailing
Dinghy sailing is ideal for the mind and the body, with the following physical fitness benefits:
- The ability to build arm and leg muscles, whilst improving agility leaning out to balance your boat.
- Enhancing co-ordination and peripheral awareness to remain safely on course.
- Developing hand-eye co-ordination when steering the boat.
- Relaxing and clearing your mind with the combination of wind and water.