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Sailing is a perfect activity for adventure-seekers. In old times, it was the only way of sea travel. Today, sailing has more meaning, it’s a way of relaxation and a lifestyle as well. Nowadays a great number of yachts are found in the boat rental market. Sailboats are driven by the wind; thus, they are cheaper than engine-powered yachts since they have a lower fuel cost. At the same time, they call for more experience and skill. Sailboats take you to places, only accessible from the sea, so you can discover the wonders of untouched nature. The freedom of sailing is a wonderful feeling, that may forever captivate those who experience it. This phenomenon is also a result of the ancient bond between humankind and the sea. Thanks to the technical equipment of modern sailboats, you can gain luxurious experience. Cabins are comfortable, and in many cases, a kitchen and bathroom are also available.
The sailboat or sailing boat is a kind of boat that’s partly or fully driven with mast using the power of wind, so it has no engine or electric drive. Types and kinds of sailing boats may be different in every region and sea culture. If you’re not an expert of yachts, you can recognize a sailboat by a pile standing on its deck, the mast. It’s also important, how many masts you see. This makes it easy to identify the five main types of sailboats called: sloops, cutters, ketches, yawls, and schooners.
Though sailing terminology was diverse throughout history, many terms have special meaning in the context of modern sailing. You can distinguish types of sailboats by their size, body, type or function of the keel, or the number of the mast. Usually, we group sailboats in two big categories: small sized yachts without a keel and keel-boats. The size of small sailboats is 2 to 6 m. They can carry a maximum of few people.
The catboat (cut, cat) sailboat has only one sail on one mast, therefore they also call it a one-masted sailing boat. It has no headsail. The most modern designs only have one sail, the mainsail.
The most common modern sailboat is the sloop, which has one mast and two sails. This simple configuration is very effective for sailing into the wind. The sloop sail can also be called Bermuda sail. The sail on the mast unit is attached at a point below the top of the mast. This enables the improvement of performance by stretching the upper part of the pole.
The so-called Cutter sailboat has two or three sails and one mast. Nowadays, cruise yachts are diverse and resistant. Thus, this type of boat is massive in stronger wind.
Ketch sailboats are like a sloop, but with second, shorter mast in front of the rudder post. The second mast is the mizzen mast, the sail is called mizzen sail.
The yawl sailboat is similar to the ketch with a shorter mizzen mast and a more balanced rudder. The origin of these sailboats goes back to the sailed fishing boats of old times, which had similar short mizzen sails. This kept the yacht stable, while fishers lifted the fishnet out of water.
Don’t let the price be the only parameter when choosing a sailboat. You should consider several criteria. The year of the building suggests the level of safety and luxury equipment. The younger the boat is, the more reliable it gets. In case of older sailboats, you should find out about their past renewals. Size matters if you’d like to rent a boat for a longer time. In this case, the bigger the better. Naturally, your expectations and preferences also matter. You can rent a sailboat with cabins, one that has toilet, kitchen or even cabins for the crew. You can decide the color and pattern of the mast as well.
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