What is regatta sailing? If this is something that you asked yourself awhile back, welcome. In this article, we’re going to teach you the basics of the regatta. Regatta is a sport, but it is not an Olympic sport. It is something for amateurs. For a lot of people, a regatta event is a social event, especially if the event is being hosted by a marina or yacht club. But don’t let this fool you. Regatta has all the excitement and requires skills like any other sport.
If you want to join a regatta, check the local competitions in your area. Go to Google right now and search for “regatta competition” plus the name of your area. If there’s no information, however, type in your state instead of your local area.
What does it take to win the race? It takes sailing skills, a good boat, and even more important, teamwork.
As we said earlier, regatta sailing is mainly a social event where people gather and work together to handle a sailboat or another type of non-powered boat in order to get to the finish line. Regatta has its roots in England and the biggest competition held every year is held on the Thames River, with eight hundred boats joining and thousands of spectators attending this event, cheering for their favorite team.
Regatta sailing is exciting because the power of the boat has nothing to do with winning. As we said earlier, the keys to victory lie in having good sailing skills and teamwork. If you have never sailed before but want to join a regatta competition, you should take sailing lessons first gather some experience before asking to join a team. Don’t worry, because new hands are always welcome on deck, that is, if you have the skills.