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Sail Away in Chippewa Falls

John, Tourism Ambassador, July 14, 2017

The wind in your face, the water splashing alongside your boat, the sun shining down on you. Sailing has been around for thousands of years. It was one of the earliest modes of transportation. Nowadays, sailing has become a fun, recreational activity, enjoyable for people of all ages.

Here are the top 5 reasons you should sail:

1. Sailing is fun!
Anywhere you go, from an exhilarating race to a leisure ride, sailing can be an adventure filled with fun times and great memories.
2. It connects you with nature
Sailing is a great way to get out on the water and experience the beauty of nature. Plus, it is completely eco-friendly!
3. Camaraderie with friends and family
Sailing gives you a chance to bond closer with friends and family, and have a good time out on the water.
4. Variety of sailing
From racing to just sailing for fun; from small boats to big ships, there are so many options for this great sport.
5. Inexpensive
Most people think sailing is expensive, but in most cases, it can be quite reasonable and a  great option for a family afternoon. There are many places you can rent boats yourself.

Now that I have hooked you on sailing, you may be wondering how you can get out on the water. Well, lucky for residents in Chippewa Falls, one of the best sailing lakes is right outside our door. Lake Wissota is 6,000 acres of pure sailing bliss. The consistent winds makes this an ideal sailing lake. The Lake Wissota Yacht Club offers sailing education classes, and weekly races for all types of boats. The Lake Wissota Sailing Co. gives lessons and rides on smaller Butterfly sailboats. They also offer rentals.

So, this summer, take a chance to go out and learn how to sail. With the wind in your face and the water at your side, it promises to be a great adventure. And who knows, maybe you will come to love it too.

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