On Tuesday the 24th of November Room 12 went sailing at Lake Rua. It took 20 minutes to get to the lake and when everyone got there the people who were taking us ran through the main parts of the Optimist boat.
They told us to get into three pairs. Katelyn, Bailey and I went together to put up the Optimist boat. We had trouble doing the blood knot. This knot keeps the main sheet up, so it wont capsize. If you let go of the rope it will just stay there.
We had two Optimist boats out and one was for girls and one was for boys. The first person to capsize their boat was Carlos and Michelle was the first girl to nearly capsize her boat, but the man helped her so she didn't. When it was my turn I was scared to go out, but it was fun.
Everyone had to go around the buoy. That is a little ball that floats in the water. It is difficult to turn around because it feels like you’re going to fall out! If you let go of the tiller it will turn the other way and you might crash or you might capsize. By Ashleigh