Today at the Lahaina Yacht Club we had a terrific time. We all got to sail individually. When we got in the water, the waves were big and it was high tide. The wind was really strong but the direction of the wind was strange. When we got our boats rigged and ready to sail, we were supposed to sail the course but instead we rode the waves back and forth. That was really fun because we went really fast. After that we sailed the course. Some of us had Bics and some had Sabits. I love the Bics because I have more boat speed and it feels like I am flying. All the Bics raced today and I won first place in both of the races. I was really proud of myself. While sailing around the buoy A, I thought I saw a shark because I saw two fins. One fin was big and one was small. I got really scared because I am terrified of sharks. It turned out it was just a turtle and I felt relieved. The wind died down and I felt like we were sitting ducks. When it was time for lunch we went in and hooked our boats to the buoys, took our daggerboards out, lifted the rudder and unhooked the mainsheet. We had fried chicken and french fries for lunch. It was delicious especially when I dipped the french fries in ranch dressing. After lunch we were able to sail with partners and Summer and I were together. At this point the waves got bigger and the wind much stronger. Summer and I kept capsizing and the waves made it difficult to get back in the boat. Eventually we got back on course after everyone else overlapped us about four times. I didn't care because I was having too much fun. Time flew by fast and it was already time to go. It was a great day and I had so much fun. I cant wait until next week.
Last week at the Lahaina Yacht Club we became sailors. I have sailed at the LYC before and I loved it but I have to admit that there are a lot of things that I still have to learn to be a real sailor.. It felt good to refresh my memory with the knot-tying, the wind direction, and the rigging. I have definitely learned one most important thing I must do before I sail. I always have to put sunscreen on because the sun can be brutal. I am so excited to do it again this week. I cant wait. : )
September 18 Erin, Krizhna, and I were fundraising for jogathon pledges. We had a carwash and washed 9 cars. We made $185. We will split the money amongst us evenly. Today we will continue the carwash and wash 4 more cars. We will do a lot more fundraisers to earn the $700 for learning journeys, graduation, culinary delights, and other events that involve money. I hope we reach our goal.
Yesterday our class went to Lahaina Sound Studio. We sang a song written by Steve Grimes called "Where in the World are the Whales." It was a fun experience and it was my first time in a recording studio. We were there for and hour and a half. There were so many buttons and knobs, it felt like I was in a spaceship. The owner, Lynn Peterson, was really kind to let us sing in his studio and he even brought us water . At the end, the song sounded really good; all of us were really proud. I would totally go the studio again.
Today after assembly our class found out that Kupuna Kaina is in the hospital. She is our wonderful friend and teacher who has so far taught us about Hawaiian protocol and the true meaning of Aloha. I was so shocked. I was looking forward for her to continue her lessons. We all made get well cards and Ms. Enriquez will visit her in the hospital and give her our beautiful cards. I really hope she gets better quickly. : )