These days, yacht racing and dinghy racing are common participant sports around the developed world, particularly where favourable wind conditions and access to reasonably sized bodies of water are available.
Most yachting is conducted in salt water, but smaller craft can be - and are - raced on lakes and even large rivers.
Whilst there are many different types of racing vessels, they can generally be separated into the larger yachts, which are larger and contain facilities for extended voyages, and smaller harbour racing craft such as dinghies and skiffs.
iSkills is a guide to the fundamental skills which are important to participate in the sport of Yachting.
Naturally enough, opinions vary as to how important each skill is to the sport.
The purpose of this guide is to help you think about the skills you have and the wide range of sports you have potential in.
Skill ratings are for comparing the importance of each skill, relative to the other skills required for this sport.
Comparing each skill's rating level with other sports is not advised.
Click here to review the sports your skills may suit.
Some other Sports Requiring Similar Skills
||Sport is played above the water; no motor required.
||Sport requires strength and power; really tests endurance levels; limited physical contact.
||High skill level required; creativity not so important.
||Sport requires a high degree of intelligence.
||Sport depends mostly on each player's individual talents.
||Local venues may be few and far between requiring some travel to participate.
|Cost of Participation
||To participate effectively, equipment ownership or venue access may cause costs to be relatively high.
Click here to answer a few quick questions and discover if Yachting is a sport you may enjoy.