Sailing Print
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Saturday, 06 January 2007 23:55

Sailing

Female sailors in competition  Sailing
Wind power: sailing glided into the Asian Games in Bangkok in 1990

Sailing is a water sport which involves the movement of a boat across a body of water using wind as the only source of power.

Sailing boats were originally used to transport people and goods, but racing on open waters is also an enjoyable pastime.

Boats vary in size from dingies to huge catamarans and it is one of the few sports where people of all ages compete against each other.

Competitive sailing is held on specially marked courses on lakes or the open sea, with competitors taking part in various categories.

At the 15th Asian Games, the sailing competition will have categories for men, women and mixed teams and it will also include boardsailing.