The Sailboat or sailing boat is a boat that is propelled when the wind hits the sail. Sailboat has been used since its discovery and is being used up till now. You can learn how to sail in a Sailboat in nick of time. Few basic pointers, when facing forward the right side of the ship is called the star board, there are two Sails one is the main sail and other is the Head sail. The big wooden poll on which both the main sail and the head sail is attached is known as the mast. There happens to be different types of Sailboats, like Sloop, Cutter etc. Sailboats are usually monohulls but nowadays people prefer multi-hull catamarans (Sailboats with two hulls) and trimarans (Sailboats with one main hull and two outrigger hulls).
The rent of the Sailboats depends upon what type of boat you want. Some Sailboats have larger front deck while some have smaller. The speed of the Sailboat depends upon the length of the head sails and the main sail, as, the bigger the sails the faster the Sailboats shall travel. But then there is also the matter of weight. Lighter Sailboats can travel faster even with a short sail, but then again it will limit the number of people sailing but if you decide to rent a big Sailboat it may tend to be comparatively slow than a small Sailboat, but then you would be able to increase the number of passengers.
Being wind powered doesn't mean that if no wind is blowing then you may be unable to travel. An engine is attached to the Sailboat for when there is no or less wind blowing that is not able to propel the boat. Also if you cannot maneuver a Sailboat a sailor will be provided to you. There are many famous boats manufactures who have been crafting boats for long. Their boats have been known for good quality both buying and for renting, some of the famous names include Albin, Bristol Yachts, C&C Yachts etc. So if you get a good rental bargain on any of the famous boats manufactures boats, you should go for it. Today a lot of Sailboats are on option which gives you the leverage of choosing the best you like. So stop waiting and live the dream of sailing and enjoying the open seas.