This is largely a word puzzle but it raises the notion that a sailboat is used for many types of "sailing". Cruising, I assume is meant to mean someone who travels by sea to various destinations, probably with a sailboat (could be sailing, motor
sailing or under power) and that is the main reason purpose of their sailing. Of course it's not JUST the destination
is how you get there and that you are always on the water
, ie you spend days and nights on your boat.
Most people are "reality constrained" even if they identify as true cruisers, they live ashore and only get to "cruise" on the weekends and vacations where they DO live aboard.
I don't know the point of the poll
as I can't imagine any cruiser who DOESN'T like sailing. But I suppose there are the racers who could care less about cruising and accommodations and only want to sail a sport and go home at the end of the race
. Cruisers seem to think of the boat AS their home.