Skegness Yacht Club
When it’s hot in the summer many people like to participate in activities that take place on the water. Most of them do these activities at the beach or on a lake. The following are some of these fun water activities.
A jet ski is a water vehicle that runs via jet-propeller. It is ridden similar to the way a motorcycle is ridden and it skims across the surface of the water. They typically hold two people and are a great deal of fun.
Some companies that make motorcycles also make jet skis. Some of the popular brands are Yamaha, Kawasaki, and Honda. The price will vary in price based on the brand, the year it was made and the condition. The average price for a new jet ski is about $10,000 to $13,000 however, the price can go up to about $15,000.
Don’t worry though, with today’s economy many people cannot afford to buy a jet ski due to their high end prices. Thankfully, there are often times Jet Ski rental stores near most main beaches. When you rent you only have to pay an hourly fee so it will be much more affordable.
Water skiing is a water sport that is enjoyed by many individuals and families. This water sport involves the participant being pulled by a boat on a cable ski installation. The skis then skim across the surface of the water while the person holds onto the handle of the cable connected to the back of the boat while standing on the skis.
The average speed of water skiers is anywhere from 20 to 40 miles per hour, depending on how experienced you are at the sport.
Power boats are great for skiing, wake surfing, fishing, and just cruising. They come in all sizes, styles, and price ranges depending on your personal need. They can have cabins with sleeping quarters (cruisers) or open air without a cabin. Prices vary depending on new, used, size, and styles. Before you buy a boat be sure to take the proper boating courses and equip your craft with safety equipment.
A yacht is a boat that is very luxurious. This type of boat usually has an indoor cabin for the passengers to enjoy. There are some very useful amenities that are inside the cabin. The amenities have changed quite a bit over the years due to the advance in technology and luxury.
Some of the amenities that you may see today are televisions which sometimes come with satellite, DVD and Blu-ray players, or gaming devices. They may also include a kitchen that is suitable for you during your travels, a bed or bedroom, and some of the very luxurious yachts will even include a fitness center with the main fitness equipment.
Many people, including families, enjoy taking their vacation on their yacht which is partially the reason for all of these amenities. However, the amount and quality of these luxuries will often depend on the size of the cabin. Prices of these boats vary based on brand, amenities, and how luxurious. Just like jet skis, most of the popular coastal regions will have yacht rental companies so that you can experience this luxury without the high price tag.
These are just a few of the water activities that are extremely fun, especially in the summer time. All of these activities are great for families to experience during vacation or on a hot day. Some other activities are fishing, speed boats, surfing, and so on. So when summer time comes along and you want to enjoy some fun on the water, you can then use the above activities as suggestions for you and your family.
Author Sandy Landsford is an accountant and blogs for carinsurance.org.uk, where you can get a quote for cheap car insurance!
East Lothian Yacht Club Open Regatta
2nd June 2012
Yacht & Dinghy Racing
RS400 Scottish Championship
RS200 Scottish Championship
Phantom Scottish Championship
Streaker Scottish Championship
Laser 200 Alba Cup
Laser Granprix series
Radial Grandprix Series
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East Lothian Yacht Club
If you can picture yourself lazing on warm decking as fluffy white clouds float overhead and colorful fish swim underneath, then you’ve either got a very good imagination or you’re one of the lucky ones who’s experienced life afloat.
Of course, these days, you don’t have to own a yacht to appreciate the pleasure of sailing; in fact, you don’t even have to know how to sail to be able to make the most of life on the ocean wave. From bareboat charters to renting a boat complete with crew, there’s never been a better time to explore the world from this extremely unique and rewarding perspective.
But what happens once you’re on-board? What is there to do as you glide effortlessly across calm waters? Surely there’s more to life than sumptuous sundowners and catching a tan?
In the words of Brian Cohen: ‘There’s no pleasing some people.’
For everyone who’s thinking about heading out on a sailing vacation, below are five alternative reasons why a life on the ocean wave offers a lot more than good old-fashioned rest and recuperation.
There’s just no way that you won’t be inspired by all those wonderful shades of blue and green, so remember to pack your camera, sketch pad and even your paint brush because once your creative juices start flowing there’ll be no turning back. Top tip: keep a note pad and pen with you at all times and jot down those little snippets of inspiration as the moment strikes.
From the Caribbean to the Mediterranean there’s always an excuse to jump off and dive into the surrounding warm waters. Swimming, snorkeling and SCUBA diving are all fabulous ways to keep fit while you’re on vacation and if you’re looking to shed a few pounds while on-board then hoisting the main sail and scrubbing the deck will get you working landlubber muscles that you never knew existed.
Life’s a beach
As you’ll be in the enviable position of discovering the hidden coves and sparkling shallows that normal castaways fail to reach, there’s every chance that you’re going to set foot on your very own desert island paradise. If you’ve ever wanted to play at Robinson Crusoe or just fancied a fish grill on a soft white sand beach, then now’s your chance.
Any sailing vacation is bound to encounter more than its fair share of wildlife and the moment you see that pod of dolphins are hear the splash of a whale’s tail, then you’ll know that your wildest sailing dreams have come true. From glass-bottomed boats to snorkeling or diving, chances to experience marine life in its natural habitat are as plentiful as technicolor sunsets. Top tip: do a little bit of research before you go to find out more about your chosen destination’s marine parks and seasonal migrations.
Yacht rental vacations aren’t just about time spent away from land and you’ll quickly discover that sailing gives you the freedom to pick and choose your destinations as effortlessly as putting a pin in a map. Sleepy fishing villages, sexy modern marinas and scenic anchorages all present the chance to down the gang plank and explore new shores before retiring to your berth ready to do it all again in the morning.
If you’re still looking for excuses to go on a bareboat charter or fully-crewed yacht vacation then just imagine yourself wearing one of those funky little captains’ hats set at a jaunty angle and I can guarantee that everything else will slide right into place.
Chris is longing to go on a yacht rental vacation and often claims to hear the call of the manatee whilst lying awake at night.
Haslar Yacht Club