WHAT I THOUGHT VS.WHAT I EXPERIENCED
That you needed years of experience to have any fun!
TOTALLY UNTRUE! I had an amazing afternoon and went home exhausted but really happy. You only need to understand a few concepts to be autonomous on a light sailing boad, and quickly get to the point where things get fun and exciting. The boat reacts faster to manoeuvres so it's a good opportunity to try things out and see how it works. Everything feels faster when you’re that close to the water; I felt like I was shooting across it at the slightest breeze.In short, it’s a great way to get started, and having seen Unaï & Margot in their lesson, it can be a lot of fun for more advanced sailors too!
That I was going to fall in!
On a "small sailing boad" I thought I would easily fall into the water because the boat is less stable.WRONG! Well… TRUE, you can fall into the water easier on a light sailing boad, but it’s all part of the fun. Catamaran hulls are light, the slightest action from the wind on the sails can lift the boat, and you feel every little mistake right away - so be careful not to capsize!Capsizing isn’t rare though, it’s a step in the learning process: learn to capsize and right your boat!
That small boats aren’t as fun as big ones!
And there you go, all my prejudices blown away, it's just not the same thing!The sensations are not the same, the "fun" is not the same.I came back from sailing completely thrashed, literally and figuratively, but it was great to learn so much and I really appreciated the moment.Why go for a lightweight sailing boad or a regular cruising sailing boad?