Sailing around on the same small body of water where you live is a good way to get used to your boat, to improve your skills and learn how to sail well. Once you have mastered your skills though, sailing around in one place can become a bit mundane. Most sailing clubs run racing events which can spice up your interest and make sailing round the buoys a bit more fun. But unless you are in one of the fastest boats you are unlikely to do well.
One of the main attractions to canoe sailing is the ease at which you can transport your canoe to new places. This brings with it the adventure of exploring new locations. At the OCSG we tend to meet at different large bodies of water throughout the country. We often go to places without a slipway where launching a larger craft would be very difficult. Sailing canoes’ light weight and maneuverability on a small trolley means that we can explore more out of the way places than larger boats including, for the more experienced canoe sailors, more adventurous locations and voyages.