Water Sports Options For Our Area

Washington State Water Sports Water Sports Options 

If you come to the olympic peninsula you will see that there are many great options for water sport opportunities. We all know that there is something fun and energetic about water sports. Don’t forget adventurous. There are many different ways to enjoy the water and many different things to do. The fun never stops. So today we will go into detail with three different sports and how they are different.

About Sailing

Sailing is a fun sport that uses wind to move you across the water. The most common sailboat has eight important parts: hull, tiller, rudder, mainsail, mast, boom, jib and keel. These parts each contribute in helping the sailboat work. The hull is the shell of the boat, it hold basically everything. On the outside of the oat is the tiller, this controls the direction the boat goes. Consider the mainsail, other sails, and your keel as your engine. The boom holds your sail together and your jib is you other smaller sail that adds additional power to you “engine”.  There are many different activities to do while sailing. You could enter in to a sail boat race, or just relax on the boat. You could read a book or go fishing. You can get sail boats at any size, you could have on just for you or one big enough for the whole family. The best thing about sailing is enjoying the breast as sail quickly through the water. It is also one of the best and cheaper boats to use to travel.

About Kayaking

A kayak is much like a canoe, however, it is distinguished by the way you sit and how many blades are on the paddle. A kayak is a low-to-the-water boat, shaped like a canoe. You sit facing forward, legs in front, using a double-bladed paddle to pull front-to-back on one side and then the other in rotation. Much different from sailing you kayak basically in any body of water. Kayaking has grown so much in that past years and people enjoy kayaking now more than ever. There are many different kinds of kayaking: whitewater kayaking, sea kayaking, touring, recreational kayaking, sit-on-top kayaking, kayak fishing, and kayak camping and many more. However each of these different types of kayaking requires different types of equipment, so before you jump the boat and go out to buy random equipment remember to do your research.

Kayaking may appear easy and effortless but it does take some skill. There are a lot of ways to move the paddle and a lot things to learn to control the small boat, so remember to practice before going out on that big expedition.

About Canoeing

Canoeing is a fun family or big group sport. It’s a fun way to get out and do things with nature with your friends. In most cases the boat holds multiple people and is meant to be controlled by at least two people. It is also good to know what kinds of canoeing you will be doing and who you will be bring with you so you know what equipment to bring and what kind of canoe would suit your situation the best. This type boating can be used in many different fun ways, you could fish, race, ride the rapids and more. This is a great boat to take camping with you as well.


Get out there and enjoy the water anyway you see fit. Enjoying the outdoors is an amazing way to connect both to yourself and others. Make sure before you go however to do you research and get the right equipment. Also remember to be safe out there in our beautiful Olympic Peninsula of Washington. Thank you from all of us here at The Spirit Of Port Angeles

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