Month: May 2024

Sailing trip

Okahu Bay

First Ms Lammas came and got us from our classroom and told us to get in the line. We walked and walked until we reached the oak tree to wait for Ms Naicker to do the head count of the children. We then started walking again but stopped in the car park footpath to wait for Mrs pat and for our bus. Mrs Pat finally came and so did the tech bus for the senior students, but no sign of our bus. We waited for 2 minutes which felt like forever until the bus finally arrived. We got on the bus with Ms Naicker’s final head count of the students before we head off.


Then we finally got there. It took us 10 minutes.We got off each saying thank you to the bus driver. The bus drove off and we followed the instructor. He took us to a classroom where we sat our bags against the glass wall. After putting our bags away they introduced themselves. The names were Kim, Jamie, Lola, Sophia, and Jake. Kim introduced us to  life jackets and rashies. She then told us to get in a line from shortest to tallest we got our rashies and aqua fleeces to go change. We got back and put on our life jackets and our helmets. Kim then gave us time to eat lunch.


After Lunch we had to get in our group and got our letter on our hand. We put on sunscreen and followed Jake. Jake told us all about the quest and how to work it. We got in our groups and then went to our spots. My group ( B ) went to the speed boat, Sapphire’s group ( A ) went to the quest and Honor group ( C ) went to the classroom and learnt about ropes. We were on the speed boat going slow at first until we passed the sticks we went flying. He taught us everything about speed limits and the sticks. We then did donuts and went really fast. We came back and slowed down because we were in the sticks. We came to shore and switched to salling. Me, Timothy, and primrose went to lola’s boat and Beautiful, Jasmine, and Terrell went to Sophia’s boat. We were shooting each other with water squirters, and Timothy was steering the boat. Sophia’s boat came and we wet them with our water squirters. Primrose fell in because she leaned too close to the water. Me, Primrose and Timothy were on one side and lola was on the other side. It was uneven. So I told Timothy to steer the boat straight so I could walk to the other side but he turned it and I fell in the water. 


We got back to shore safe and sound. We went to eat lunch. It was spaghetti bolognese. We finished our lunch and went to play on the playground. We then went to the bathroom and had a shower and got changed. We finished and went to learn about different ropes with Jamie. We had to focus. The knots were called the figure 8 and the reef knot. We had to use teamwork on the last task until we had to help the people from sailing. We had our debrief, we talked about things we learned and our favourite coach. But before that we did a feedback paper. 


Finally, I said the thank you message at the end and we walked off to the bus. We waved goodbye 


I liked all the coaches and loved the sailing part

Sailing trip

On Tuesday the 7th of May Room 10 got invited to go to the New navigators  in okahu Bay to learn how sail. The boat are called speed boat and the quest. We also learn different rope knots they are also called figure 8 and reef knot.