“Everyone come here!” our instructor yelled out. So we all went and stood in front of him. He was a good looking guy with brownish long hair, light brown eye colour and his name was Reuben.
Year 6, 7 and 8 at Saint Pius was so lucky to have the opportunity to have a go at sailing for FREE at Kohimarama beach! I was so enthusiastic to have a go because this was my first time. So we stood in front of Reuben while he was telling us what to do next, which was wearing our life jackets and another jacket outside to keep us warm. When I saw the wind crashing onto the waves, I knew that this is going to be fun because the stronger the wind the funnier it will be for us to race. So then we got to the sandy part and our instructor told us the rules. My partner and I were not listening to what Reuben was explaining to us so we just didn't bother.
Later on, we all learned the rules so we dragged and pull our little boat into the water. Lupe was my partner so we got into the little boat together and the race started. Firstly, we were so nervous because first both of us don’t know how to swim, second the sea was so deep, and third we were not sure with what we were doing because we weren't paying attention. However, we tried our best to control the boat and we did a remarkable job because we came first! We were so amused but then suddenly the boat flipped upside down. Lupe and I started guffawing with excitement while we were in the water and also turning our boat upwards. Then we continued sailing to where we raced first then we turned and went to the other end where we started. We went around the Kohimarama beach how many times in a circle and we had a lot of entrainment.
While we were sailing there were laughter and different kind of emotions everywhere. I had so much fun having a go at sailing and I wish to have a go another day when I'm free. My partner and I learned so much things about sailing and it was all from Reuben. Afterwards, we got to have a small amount of time to have a swim. Mr Slade and William helped us organised and clean the boats. We all helped clean the boats and put them gently into the trailer. Afterwards, we got change and headed back to school.
Sailing is a great activity for different kind of people to try out because it is so interesting and you’ll have a lot of enjoyments!