scuba diving questions

Subject: scuba diving questions
From: Brenda Stewart <brenda -at- MCCABE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 29 Sep 1998 14:00:06 -0400

Is PARASAILING a word/sport in English?

Parasailing is a popular sport in Europe - especially in the Austrian /
South German Alps - where you start on a favourable summit and will fly
down by means of a small light-weight construction of wings. It is an art
of (one-person - gliding, in the way Icarus did...
If there is enough wind, you might do that in the Maldives as well.
In the USA and Carribean islands, parasailing is a popular sport too.  However, it is a little different.  You start from a boat and you have a parachute and a harness that is attached with a cable.  After you are in the harness, the boat speeds up and the cable line is let out through a wench so you fly high above the water with the parachute for about 10 minutes before the line is brought back in and you land safely in the boat again. 

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