Sailing Teaches Us How to Navigate Life

‘What Your Daughter Learns When She Learns to Sail’ — This article appeared in Thrive Global. In addition to the eight listed in the article (and below) is the overarching trait of confidence. Putting a tiller in a girl’s hand, whether it be a sunfish on a small lake or on a Volvo 60 racing 33,000 miles around the world, gives her the confidence that she can handle life’s challenges and direct her course.

  1. Teamwork and Leadership
  2. Self-reliance
  3. Mechanics (and Physics!)
  4. Coping with Adversity
  5. Water Safety
  6. Math and Science
  7. Balance
  8. The Power of Possibility