The availability of bodies of water has political, social, physical, and economic value. Sailing is one of the activities that arose due to the presence of water masses. Sailing is a form of sport. It is technically managing or riding in a boat or a ship. Sailing is also a recreational activity, mostly practiced during leisure time as a form of entertainment or rather an enjoyment.
Besides being practiced by the adults, in Victoria, youngsters also get involved in sailing. Victoria has a club where the youth are trained by passing via a system of programs to advanced sailors. Unlike other sports, sailing does not require a pitch, instead, a lake, a beach or an ocean is available for exploration. It is an adventure for a kid to learn how to sail. The main purpose of training children with sailing lessons is to improve their sailing techniques and develop different strategies in racing and skill handling.
Kids sailing starts with the introductory part, which takes an average of one to two days. It is aimed at fulfilling the zeal and zest of sailing and also water safety. Basic sailing skills are taught and they are encouraged to get comfortable inside the boat.
After the introductory part, the boosting of confidence is vital as well as fun. On the shore, the kids are taught to dress appropriately, observing all safety measures. They are also taught how to swim. This helps them evade danger in case the boat capsizes. They are trained in steering techniques, helping them avoid oncoming boats along the same path of travel, and instructed on the dangerous points on the beach where they should not go. These could be places with natural forces, rocky grounds, deep areas and also places prone to dangerous animals. They are taken offshore and shown how to estimate wind direction, force, and intensity.
The other step is when the children are shown various tricks and techniques to use whilst in the water. They consolidate knowledge and experience from the experts and emulate them. They are shown dangerous situations around them and are then taught how to escape the danger. Their competence is improved day by day. Sailing could also turn out to be catastrophic. They are therefore shown how to contact a rescue team in case of an emergency.
With all those skills, the kids are ready to be called sailors. The last step in their training is perfection. The instructor ensures that the children can manoeuvre in between boats, apply fundamental knowledge that they have been taught, move at a high speed, and also perform skill moves such as a perfect U-turn and spins without tipping over. They are also taught about boat maintenance and repairs.
Acquiring a basic sailing knowledge makes the kids of Victoria skilled sailors. This has promoted sailing as a sport greatly where the kids grow up, making sailing a fantastic and indomitable part of their childhood. The involvement of kids in sailing has also gone a long way to convincing people that sailing is not a dangerous sport.