Have you ever experienced the adrenaline rush when sailing over the finish line? Or been becalmed while trying to make it home on time? Let us know what you think are the best - and worst - things about sailing!
While many sailors believe that you can never have a bad day on the water, others will agree that poor conditions can suck all the fun out of sailing at times.
YBW asked these sailors about what they thought were the best – and the worst – aspects of sailing!
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Abigail, New York, who currently sails a Friendship sloop
Best thing about sailing: Being out on the sea, feeling free and feeling that nothing can stop you.
Worst thing about sailing: When there is no wind.
Best thing about sailing: The freedom of it and the complete departure from everything else in your life.
Worst thing about sailing: Getting wet and cold.
Best thing about sailing: The freedom, the fresh air and being out.
Worst things about sailing: No wind. I can handle the rain but not the no wind.
Janette, Gosport, who sails on a Hunter Medina
Best thing about sailing: The freedom and the exhilaration of being on the water
Worst thing about sailing: Boredom if you are becalmed and seasickness.
Katie, Southampton, currently sails a Jaguar 25
Best thing about sailing: The sense of freedom. You get to see things from a different perspective.
Worst thing about sailing: Getting cold.
Peter, Haslemere, used to sail a Bavaria 44
Best thing about sailing: Getting away from everyone and everything. You think about nothing but sailing.
Worst thing about sailing: When you’re the other side of the island and it’s 7pm and you were hoping to be moored up at 5pm with a gin and tonic on board and the wind has dropped and the tide is against you!
Eleanor, Winchester, currently sails a Sunfast 3200
Best thing about sailing: The freedom and the sense of adventure.
Worst thing about sailing: Having to go to work in order to pay for sailing.
John, Arran, Scotland, sails a Swan 40
Best thing about sailing: The competition and the racing.
Worst thing about sailing: The weather up north can be pretty cold.
Rob, Newbury, currently races in a 40-foot Kora
Best thing about sailing: Adrenaline.
Worst thing about sailing: Weather.
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