Sailing is not hard. Sailing demands discipline and alertness, qualities that few schools or after school activities can really teach children today. When sailing, children learn to appreciate and respect the forces of nature and see how the earth really works and understand how we, as humans, must protect it. They learn to rely on and cultivate their common sense, and immediately draw upon skills that they learned along the way: how to calculate distance, how to read the weather, how a sailboat works, how to identify landmarks and sea life. The best part about this learning process is that it is so natural, a child hardly realizes he or she is learning & thinks he or she is only going out for a ride on a sailboat to enjoy the day.
Sailing is surely gaining popularity with more children enrolling for sailing lessons every season. They would be absolutely thrilled to give up a holiday in Disney land & get into their little optis instead! The kids are kept busy with regular exercise & drills. With no network in the harbor, no television, internet, mobile and other such distractions, the children have only the sea and of course their boats and each other to keep them entertained and occupied.