These sailing pictures show beautiful sailboats out on the water. Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images A faluka, Egypt's traditional sailboat, sails at sunset in the Nile River in Luxor in Upper Egypt. See more pictures of sailboats on the following pages. National Geographic/Getty Images A large charter sailboat cruises in the Guadeloupe Islands. See a fleet of sailboats in England in the next photo. Chris Jackson/Getty Images A fleet of 50 Enterprise dinghies sails down the Thames past Chelsea Bridge and Battersea Power Station in London. Getty Images Yachts Jupiter, Vampire and Jongleur race downwind during a competition. Ryan McVay/Allsport Concepts The crew members of a racing yacht are sure to know the basics of sailing. Peter Mumford/Beken/Kos Picture Source via Getty Images Sailors need to pay attention to the weather forecast so they don't get caught in a sudden squall. These yachts are competing in the J109 UK National Championships. Getty Images The giant 43 meter schooner Eleonora tacks upwind. Mitchell Funk/Getty Images Sailing on a nice day is certainly a San Francisco Treat. Jeff Randall/Taxi/Getty Images Crew members on a racing yacht brace themselves to stay on the boat. AFP/Getty Images French sailor and world record holder for nautical speed Alain Thebault. See another speeding sailor in the next photo. ice boat, ice boats An ice boater practices high-speed sailing on Ghost Lake, Alberta. If you're brave enough for those low temperatures, check out How Ice Sailing Works.