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Parasailing, also known as parascending, is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle (usually a boat) while attached to a specially designed parachute, known as a parasail. The boat then drives off, carrying the parascender into the air. If the boat is powerful enough, two or three people can parasail behind it at the same time. The parascender has little or no control over the parachute.


What is parasailing?
Parasailing is the recreational sport of being pulled by a motorized vehicle while being attached to a parachute or canopy.

Other Names for Parasailing: Parascending, Parakiting, Para Sailing

Parasailing in Foreign Languages

French: parachute ascensionnel
Spanish: parapente, vuelo en el paracaídas, andar en el paracaídas

Parasailing History: Parasailing originated in the 1960s when Pierre Lamoigne a parachute teacher, pulled a parachuter along in the air behind in a high-speed vehicle, rather than simply pulling and launching them into the air (as was traditionally done at the time to teach parachuters). In the 1970s a man named Mark McCulloh modernized parasailing by pulling a parachuter at sea. Mark McCulloh went on to pattern varies equipment for the modern parasailor.

Parasailing Competition History: Land based parasailing has also been formed into competitive sport in Europe. No ocean parasailing competitions currently exist.

Modern Parasailing: In modern day parasailing, a rider (sometimes two) is put into a harness that is attached to a parachute. As the vehicle goes faster, the chute fills with air and the parasailer is lifted up, but remains attached to the vehicle by a tow line.

Types of Parasailing: There are two types of parasailing aquatic (ocean based parasailing) and terrestrial (land based parasailing).

Parasailing Photos


Parasailing Gifts



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