For sailors, this means daytime heating on land creates an onshore breeze which starts off gently in the morning and builds as the day matures.The sailor can therefore match his or her level of ability to the strength of the wind by simply waiting for the right time.Used boats are readily available and can cost as little as a few hundred United States dollars.A new one will set you back less than five thousand dollars.
This simple sailboat has been in production for over fifty years, with very little change in the design. It uses only one sail, a centre-board, and a rudder, with the sailor powering up or down by pulling in or letting out the sail and veering further from or closer to the wind.With a simple rig and a light, durable hull, Optimists have become the #1 choice of junior sailors. A spacious self-draining cockpit and a high boom means there is a lot of room aboard for children or a couple of adults.It is perfect for introducing your family to the sport of sailing. Unmatched in simplicity, its user-friendly design continues to combine performance and fun.The lightweight dinghy offers six sail color options, can be stored anywhere, and is a snap to car-top.