How to Parasail
How to Parasail is an easy and funny process we will help you understand and enjoy it with our parasailing boats to make your parasailing as fun as possible
Before packing for Parasailing
A pre flight inspection of all the gear best insures its flight readiness and take-off must be into the wind, which should never exceed 15 mph. The flyer must wear a helmet, approved life vest, and foot protection. The flyer steps into the harness and hooks into the Parasail. With the help of the launch crew the boat idles out until the tow line is taut and completely extended.
The canopy of the chute is held up on both sides by the flight crew, and the signal is given to hit it. The flyer does not run towards the boat but resists the pull in a tug-of-war to keep the line tight and maintain his/her balance. It should take one to three steps before the rush of lift-off.
Once aloft, flyers get comfortable in the harness by sitting in it rather than hanging from it. Steering right or left is achieved by pulling on the right or left rear risers, located within easy reach. Altitude is controlled by boat speed. The length of the tow rope varies, and is based on individual preference. A common length is 300 feet which gives a maximium altitude of approximately 225 feet. You can estimate your maximium altitude range by multiplying your rope length by 0.75.
With care the boat can turn and travel with the wind, but the boat speed must be increased to maintain the relative wind speed of the flyer. Standard boat speeds for flight range from 15-30 mph. The flyer gets a grand view, and so do people for miles around. The beautiful Parasails attract attention and interest.
While Landing the Parasail
When the flight is finished, it’s time to bring it in for a landing. The first touchdowns will be in the water. Make sure the landing area is clear. The driver reduces the throttle and the flyer gently drifts downward. The boat should be stopped completely before splashdown to avoid dragging the chute through the water. After landing, the flyer unhooks from the chute and should be quickly picked up by the boat crew. The Parasail is brought into the boat carefully and is immediately ready for its next flight. After several water landings flyers in top physical condition may even choose to touchdown on land. This requires a great deal more skill from both the flyer and driver. Land landings increase the risk of injury to the flyer, but are a great way to keep dry.
Security and Safety are of prime concern in this sport, since even a seemingly insignificant oversight can balloon into a major accident. As a safety precaution, a Life Jacket and Helmet are a must, while participating in water sports. In addition one can also use a wind meter to determine the optimum wind speed for parasailing.
Do not participate in Parasailing unless all crew-members and flyers have carefully read and understood the instructions manual. Never exceed the operating limitations described in the instructions manual. Review safety procedures before each flight. Inspect all Parasailing components before and after each flight. A few precautions can go a long way in ensuring a comfortable and safe flight.
Parasailing is a thrilling and breathtaking adventure sport for nature loving people.
The skies await you…welcome to the resplendent and picturesque world of Parasailing!!