|Governing Body:||World Sailing (WS)|
Sailing refers to a sport in which the boats propel on water arenas with the help of wind. The function of the sailboat is to travel forward with the help of the wind to win the race. Hence, the principal factor behind sailing is speed and wind.
The sailing is performed in such a way that it permits the wind to strike in a perpendicular angle and aids the boat/sail to propel faster. In this position, the wind pushes the boat naturally and thus, moves forward obeying nature's physics.
The modern competitive sailing has plenty of fans and is organized on a vast scale. Today, sailing has earned its place in the Olympics as well.
Sailing has emerged as an international sport where the racing activities on the club and regional level across the world have attracted greater mass than any Olympic competition.
On the water, sailing is a kind of regatta (a series of boat races), as well as various individual races and where the winner is that boat that performs best in all the series of races.
Every sailor aims to cross the start line in full speed as the race begins and maintain it till the end course line. Sailing is a team game where each team aims to win the match by passing the end line as fast as possible from others.