Yachting in general pertains to sea vessels that are used for recreational purposes like in fishing sports. The main purpose of this boat is for leisure activities. Other yachts are used for competitive sailing which is done on large bodies of water. The adventure is conducted in salt water but large lakes are also navigated by smaller craft.
Cruising is also included. Long distance travel across the South Pacific or Great Lakes are explored using yachts. To enjoy long distance cruising, one must have a wide range of skills and not just handling the boat. There are courses offered to achieve navigational skills and other necessary expertise in handling yachts or leisure vessels.