Last Thursday our class made our way over to the Lahaina Yacht Club without our teacher, Ms. Enriquez. Sadly, she could not join us due to an overlapping event where she was speaking along with one of our classmates, JP, about education and the Worldwide Voyage of Hokule'a at the Schools of the Future Conference in Oahu. Our math and science teacher, Mr. Mason, accompanied us in her place. When we arrived at the yacht club we were a little bummed because of the lack of wind, but Dano, one of the instructors, explained that the wind would pick up. We took our time setting up the sails because we wanted to burn time while the wind increased. The first half of the day was slow, but still fun. Ian, one of the instructors, was showing me tactics. The class also raced around marks. Towards the end, my classmate and I got really close, so I turned his boat around by pushing it. At lunch time everybody was eager to sit down and eat, but then there was a disappointment. We were served goulash, which is a mix of mystery meats. Ken, being the amazing chef he is, made us brownies with vanilla ice cream on top. We all felt that the yacht club redeemed themselves, but we weren't there to eat but to sail. After lunch the wind picked up and sent us sailing with a intense speed. While rigging up the boat after lunch I got one of the Bics without a racing sail, so being the way I am, I tricked Brandon out of his. First I rigged my boat extraordinarily fast, then asked Brandon if we could trade. Brandon asked why I would want to trade boats. I told a fib that I sailed the one he was using during the summer. Happily he believed my trick and I was off in a racing Bic. After lunch I mostly only rode the waves with my boat. I asked Ian to take me out to the big boats, but he said, "No." Later, he tried to sneak me out there, but sadly David and Carter followed. I was still happy that I was in deeper waters. It was extremely kind of him to do that. After, we made our way in to de-rig the boats. The day was truly amazing!!!