Sailing is the propulsion of a vehicle and the control of its movement with large (usually fabric) foils called sails. By changing the rigging, rudder, and sometimes the
keel or centreboard, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to move the vessel relative to its surrounding medium (typically water, but also land and ice) and
change its direction and speed. Mastery of the skill requires experience in varying wind and sea conditions, as well as knowledge concerning sailboats themselves and an understanding
of one’s surroundings.

While there are still some places in the world where sail-powered passenger, fishing and trading vessels are used, these craft have become rarer as internal combustion engines have
become economically viable in even the poorest and most remote areas. 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. Cruising can include extended offshore and ocean-crossing trips, coastal sailing within sight of land, and daysailing.

CISM Sports Committee Sailing

Navy Captain Jorge Guillermo FLETHES SERRANO (ESP)

Mobile: (+34) 639 75 58 81

Consejo Superior Del Deporte Militar
Ministerio de la Defensa
Paseo Castellana, 109 – Madrid


If you want to know more about the history of Sailing – klick here
The rules of Sailing can be found here