Sailing on a schooner is a great way to enjoy the great outdoors. By taking on the task of sailing, you will enjoy both the relaxation of sailing and the physical activity that many of us neglect when on the land. However, there are a few things you will definitely want to take along so that you can enjoy your adventure to the fullest. For instance, on a schooner is where the biggest debate of all may come into play. Which type of cooler makes our favorite schooner accessory? Is it a never ending battle between Pelican Coolers Vs Yeti.
What Makes Schooner Sailing Fun?
Sailing any type of sailboat is a unique sort of challenge and many people do not realize how exciting it can be, much less how relaxing. It is a great way to spend time in the great outdoors for many reasons. One of the most astounding is the way that you become connected to the boat and the water, as well as other aspects of the world around you. This is because each sailboat is slightly different. Some handle certain situations better than others and if you want to stay on course, you have to know what your boat is going to do, before it does it, based on the way the water is flowing around you and where the breeze is taking you. With a schooner this is even more evident, because there are two or more sails up.
Even with the work that is involved, though you also get to relax and simply go where the wind may take you. This is a rare experience for a lot of first time sailors. During the time when the schooner is sailing smoothly, you have time to enjoy a little time with your friends or family. You can relax and enjoy a picnic lunch and savor cold drinks out of your Coleman Thermoelectric cooler.
Our Favorite Schooner Accessories
Some of our personal favorite accessories include the obvious things such as, sunblock, sunglasses, and bug spray. These things are meant purely for our comfort while on board. We also tend to enjoy loose fitting clothes, especially during the summer months when a good breeze can cool us off. Other accessories we feel are a must include, the higher end coolers that have a very long ice retention rating and a high quality fish finder if we plan to go out fishing for the day or perhaps to catch our dinner. Within our cabin, we keep a lot of snacks on hand for times when we feel as though we are drained and need a quick bite to eat. We also make use of a GPS so that we can always find our way back to the coast, even when we are venturing out to see other areas of the world by traveling. We keep a radio on board so that we are aware of bad weather before we come into it and of course we keep the necessary tools on board to repair a torn sail if we run into a bad situation. In short, our favorite schooner accessories include anything that we can think of to make our time on the water most enjoyable.