First known sailors were Phoenicians, they discovered sailing in 4000 BCE and their techniques still exist today. During the ancient times sailing ships were made by carving timber and with a "square" cloth but today they're mostly made from fiberglass with different types of sails.
In 100 BCE Egyptians designed triangle-shaped sails, that could go against the wind in order to sail throughout the Nile.
The first Yatch Club, Water Club of Cark, was founded in 1780 and after that sailing and yatch club culture became rapidly popular throughout the world.
5 years ago on a hot summer day I saw a sailing boat for the first time. Before that time, my family already had a sailing boat for nearly 1 year but I wasn't curious about sailing. I wasn't aware that I was unknown to a sport, that will change me and become one of my utmost passions.
My sailing experience started with the island tours. Those days, requiring less effort and skill, ended when I started racing. After I got my Racing license my sailing hobby turned into a passion and all those tours turned into racing practices.
You can think, if you're not a sailor, sailing is a hobby but it's a thing that draws you inside and makes you understand that you are a sailor. After that moment only the sound of water and the breeze of the wind can give you rest and relaxation. Spotting the playful dolphins out in the open sea reminds you that you're not alone...
The pains and the feel of tiredness comes to you as a sweet feeling. When you experience those feelings...Only then you can really understand what sailing is.
"Fair winds and following seas."
Ege Can Erdoğan
Agora Leo Club, Turkey