Dangers of Sailing

Sailing can be very dangerous. One danger is other boats. In a race, particularily at the start, boats often hit each other. Sometimes these crashes only leave a dent or scratch the paint. Other times people get hurt or a boat is damaged so badly it cannot sail.

Another danger is storms. Storms have been known to scatter the fleet during a race. Boats have been known to capsize, sink, and lose masts. Crew members have also fallen over board.If there is a storm it is each individual skippers decision whether or not to race. 

What are some ways for people to stay as safe as possible while sailing? Do you think the risks are worth it?



  1. It is important to wear a life jacket when sailing so that if you fall into the water you will not drown immediately. Having a life raft on board would also be something to consider because you would be able to pull someone out of the water right away.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: