Thursday, November 19, 2015


On Thursday 12th of November we had an exciting event rolling our way. As a school activity we had to go sailing. It was part of the year eight and seven activity week. I was really excited about it, since it was my first time experiencing sailing. I thought I was the only one who haven’t been sailing before, but ninety nine percent of the class haven’t been to sailing. We only had one person in our class that had done sailing, he was a year seven student.
When we arrived at Kohimarama beach we saw a young man waiting for us. He was our instructor and he gave us a few instruction of how to set up a sailing boat. We had to partner up and try to set up our boat, following the instructions he showed us. After that we had to push our boats to the shore. We waited there because our instructor (Reuben) had a few questions that he needed to ask us. We had to try and feel where the wind was coming from. It was a bit complicated but we managed to get the right answer. After that we began to push our boats into the ocean and untied it from the trailer. My partner went first and gosh he was good. When it was my turn I felt scared. I didn’t even want to go but I knew I had to try. I was fearing the fact that I’ll fall off the boat. The wind was blowing strongly and my nerves were getting higher then usual.  The boat went faster and faster I really enjoyed the ride. “It’s not that bad” I said to myself. Until when my boat almost flipped over. I was very shocked, I thought I was going to drown. Then light brought me back, I managed to get myself up and move to the other side of the boat. 

We had a few exchanging turns and then we had to finish up. We got changed into warm dry clothes and then ate our lunch. While we were eating our lunch our instructor was giving out certificates. We all had a certificate and said thank you to him before leaving. I learned a lot about sailing. My favourite part was controlling the boat by using the steering. I thought sailing would be boring. Surprisingly I really enjoyed sailing and so as everyone else. We had such a fun and exhausting day.

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