Lake sailing or Ocean sailing

Lake Sailing or Ocean Sailing

  • Ocean Sailing

    Votes: 14 42.4%
  • Lake Sailing

    Votes: 12 36.4%
  • River Sailing

    Votes: 5 15.2%
  • Other

    Votes: 2 6.1%

  • Total voters
  • Poll closed .
i actually sail in an estuarie which has water that is half salt and half fresh and is in beetween a barrier island and the mainland with inlets on the island every now and then.
I had to choose river sailing. I usually sail on the river, and even though it sucks it can really pay off. In competitions (on the ocean) where there is very little wind and/or it is really shifty and fluky all of us river sailors completely wipe the board with the other competitors.

I tend to sail on the ocean as well though for some heavier wind practice.
I personally don't care where i'm sailing as long as I'm sailing. All of the venues provide different things to take advantage of. Ocean sailing usually involves handling relatively steady seabreezes and swell, and possibly an uneven, changing current. Lakes usually have shifty breezes, no current, and chop (if it's a big lake). Rivers have shifty winds like lakes but have a uniform current and possibly chop.