Sailing is the thrust of a boat and the control of its movement with large foils called sails. By altering the ropes, helm and occasionally the keel or centre board. A sailor manages the power of the wind speed on the sails in order to move the boat relative to its surrounding medium by change its direction and speed. In most countries sailing is enjoyed as a recreational activity or as a sport. Recreational sailing or yachting can be divided into racing and cruising.
Sailing sport is also called Yachting . Sailing is a well structured and accepted sport.There is a wide range of types of races and sailboats used for racing. All kinds of boats are used for racing, as well as small dinghies, boats designed primarily for cruising, catamarans and purpose-built raceboats. The Racing Rules of Sailing govern the conduct of yacht racing, windsurfing, kitesurfing, model boat racing, dinghy racing and virtually any other form of racing around a course with more than one vessel while powered by the wind.
Sailing was started at the end of 17th century and the art of sailing became a sport by Holland. The Dutch would sail smaller boats that ranged up to 65 feet and these boats would name as Yaghtschip which refers as Hunting Ship. Holland had given a yacht as a gift to Charles II in England. After that Sailing become a major entertainment in England and finally expanded to the American Colonies. Sailors join together for this sport in groups which are called yacht clubs. The world’s first yacht club was founded in Cork, Ireland in 1720. America’s New York Yacht Club was founded In 1844 which is one of the most famous and oldest running Yacht Clubs in the world.
The first time that sailing events were included in 1900 Olympics and become regular part of Olympic Games since 1908. Olympic Sailing competitions will be started from 28th July to 11 August 2012 in Weymouth and Portland at London Olympic Games. The total number of athletes which well participates is 380 for 10 medals. There was a enormous order for Sailing Tickets from the Sailing fans through the world. Sailing fans can get their Olympic Sailing Tickets at sport ticket Exchange for affordable rates. All Olympic Games lovers should be active fast to assurance their London 2012 Olympic Tickets from sport ticket Exchange.