Sailing is an ideal sport for people with physical and visual disabilities because it is more of a mental sport with physical interactions than a purely physical sport. Adaptation equipment compensates for physical disabilities to allow sailors to participate on an equal basis with able-bodied people. Generally, the disabled population wants to interact with the able-bodied population and sailing is a perfect sport for this. Boats don't know if a leg is missing or if the driver, or crew, suffers any other physical impairment. Sailors with disabilities can learn the skills to cruise around the bay with friends or compete on an international level. In short, sailing is one of the few sports in the world where people with disabilities can win open events against able-bodied competitors. Sailing also develops societal skills such as leadership, teamwork and self-reliance. Racing sailboats requires knowledge of the elements, and one has to be able to read what they can't see, namely the wind. Strategy, tactics and racing rules are other important components needed to master the sport.