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Sailing is the guidance of a ship across a body of water by using large surfaces called sails that provide propulsion when placed in the wind.

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Prior to the invention of more efficient means of propulsion, sailing was the primary method of traversing Earth's oceans. After the invention of other means of propelling a ship, sailing became mainly a recreational activity.

Captain James T. Kirk maintained a sailing ship that he used during shore leaves on Earth. (TOS - Fortunes of War novels: Dreadnought!, Battlestations!)

As a lieutenant, Geordi La Forge once built a replica of an old Royal Navy sailing ship, the HMS Victory. (TNG episode: "Elementary, Dear Data")

Lieutenant Commanders Geordi La Forge and Data once went sailing on a lake during short leave when Data decided to go for a swim. However Data was unable to maintain buoyancy, and sank to the bottom. Data was forced to walk along the bottom of the lake for over a kilometer to shore. (TNG episode: "Descent")

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