or small ships have been use since time immemorial.
Perhaps the urge to sail across the rivers, seas and
oceans urged Man to develop better and huge boats carry
livestock, granary and his folk to new places.
The ancient Phoenicians were masters in boat building
and there is enough evidence to prove that they were
masters in boat building and sea faring.
Pleasure boating as a family sport is growing in
popularity every year. The idea of pleasure boating
should have come in existence when the pharaohs used
their boats for pleasure cruising on the Nile.
The Pharaohs were so attached to their pleasure boats
that they had even buried them in huge chambers along
with their mummified remains possibly as a means for a
safe journey after life.
The 'Kettuvalams' or the House boats of Kerala, India
are an adaptation of the pleasure boats and were in use
by the Maharajas for their pleasure cruises in the
Backwaters of Kerala now being developed as the
West Coast Canal.
The nature of pleasure boating as a sport is such that
age appears no barrier to long-term success.
The Catamaran applied to any water craft having twin
hulls. Originally it denoted a form of sailing and
paddling raft employed on the coasts of India.
Sailing as a sport and recreation owes its creation to
Piracy. The traders and sea farers were in deep trouble
when they couldn't recover their lost assets from the
sea thieves. Thus began building 'jaghtschips', or '
hunting ships', the word 'jaght' in Dutch means 'to
Sport sailing seems to have originated in the 17th cent.
in Holland. From there it was introduced into England
(c.1660) by Charles II, and eventually spread to the
American colonies. Then, as now, it was common for sport
sailors to join together for social and recreational
purposes in groups known as yacht clubs.
Ocean racing, an arduous and dangerous sport, especially
in long-distance solo events, has gained increased
notice. Today's ocean racers sail advanced multi-hulled
yachts and are aided by such modern technology as
sophisticated communication devices and
satellite-generated weather reports.
Sailboat racing has also been part of the Olympic Games
since 1900; at present Olympic sailors compete in nine
classes ranging from sailboards 12 ft 1 in. (3.7 m) in
length to 26-ft 9-in (8.2-m) sloops.
Sailing, traditionally a sport of the wealthy, has been
opened to wider participation by modern methods of boat
building. For more
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