One of my Groupon finds in Sydney was a sailing lesson on a boat that sailed in the 1992 America's Cup race. Now, the boat didn't win, but it was still pretty neat.
They taught us the basics of sailing while sailing around in the Sydney harbor. It was beautiful, and fun. One thing I did learn is sailing is not really relaxing.
We sailed under the harbor bridge, and our mast was awfully close to touching. This boat was huge. I have been scared to drive in Australia because they drive on the other side of the road, but in the water, driving was easy. When I took the wheel I said, "Man driving in Australia is a lot easier than I though." It was really crazy how when you turned the wheel just a tiny bit the boat really moved.
When Dad came over he brought me a GoPro. This was my first adventure with it. I need a lot of help and advice. Anyone have any?
If you get a chance to to sail around the harbor, I would totally do it. It was amazing! I can see where sailing would be addictive, and people would want the challenge to see if you could sail around different areas.
The Explore Group (Click for their website) was amazing. They were patient, laid back, safe, but ready to have fun.
There was not a lot of wind the day we went, but we still got to sail the harbor and act like real sailors.
This was a bucket list item of mine. I have been on a catamaran for a week in the Virgin Islands, but did not really learn about sailing. Not really sure why, but in all my adventure seeking, this was something I wanted to try.
This was one of my highlights of our trip to Sydney.
What are some bucket list items you have?