Frequently I think about sailing and would look forward to the next lesson, but now I can only look back on sailing instead of looking ahead. So this last Thursday we arrived at the Lahaina Yacht Club ready to have an extraordinary time. Thankfully we were able to hop on in the water and make our way out past the reef. It was only my second time out past the reef, but it was also our teacher's first time on a Laser. She lost her bearing after the current took her bow first into a catamaran. During that time we were racing. Ian was disappointed that I was in last place during two of the races. The comeback was real!! During the last race JP was being sassy so we got him stuck on the boat. After lunch we did anything we wanted to do. Instead of playing with my friends I chose to sail out far with Ian. He gained a lot of ground past me, due to him having a bigger boat and sail. He was showing me how to sit properly to keep the boat flat. After coming closer in we caught some good waves. It was sad to leave the Yacht Club after saying bye and thank you. It was also a great ending to something great.
Last Thursday we had no school due to Parent/Student/Teacher conferences, but fortunately we still had sailing. The wind was always shifting, turning us into floating buoys. After lunch, a fresh zephyr overtook the doldrum-like conditions. I had fun racing with my classmate David, but I would flip whenever I tacked or jibed. I can't wait for the next day of sailing!
Last Thursday our class ventured over to the Lahaina Yaht Club. Due to the absence of wind, we reviewed proper techniques for riging sails, tying knots, and distinguishing the parts of a boat. We finally made our way into the turbulent water after an hour. Conditions were harsh, with low winds and choppy waves. At lunch time we stopped sailing and unriged the boats. From that point on, our class proceded to jump off of the dock as each wave hit. Hopefully next Thursday will show better sailing conditions, so we can work on some real sailing.