Wednesday, 30 November 2011

Noumea sailing

Hi guys,
Have had three days of training with the coach and getting used to the conditions. Tomorrow is the regatta which is four days long. It is one of their major regattas.

It is very different sailing conditions. At 6am there is no breeze and steadily builds till 11am when it so windy we lose our hats. Then at about three it slowly begins to die.
Its really hot, we are drinking lots and lots of water. We start sailing at 10 and finish at 4. The teams from Wallis and Fortuna (North of Fiji) arrived yesterday and the Noumean team trained today.
At times it is quite hard to control the boat but alot of the time it is windy and very fun because we go really fast when we get surfing down the waves.

Sailing into the wind in heavy conditions will cause my boat to slowly tip and therfore I have to lean out of my boat and it looks something like this.


Yesterday our coach Briar spread Zinc on our faces and made cool designs.

We sailed this morning really early from 8am and then went to the aquarium in the afternoon.




19 comments:

  1. Hi Craig, what a fantastic time it looks like you're having. That photo of you hanging right off the edge of the optimist is superb! Hang in there with the different conditions, you'll adjust in no time I'm sure - what a fantastic experience this is for you!! All the best for the regatta in the coming days. Our new learners came in to visit today - Jackson and Aidan missed you, I think :)

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  2. wow craig what a fantastic time it looked like you had y do you have to sit out side of the boat.

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  3. Hi Craig, it sounds like you are having a lot of fun with your sailing.Are you looking forward to the rest of your sailing?

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  4. Wow that must of been so fun and exciting GO CRAIG.

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  5. Nice going Craig hope you keep enjoying yourself!!!

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  6. Hay Craig! what's the face paint all about.
    and is it windy in Noumea or is it hot?
    and my personal question how's the food over there? Any way good luck in the sailing Craig hope you win!

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  7. hehe whats with the face paint

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  8. Hi Craig You look like your having a lot of fun and nice face paint Craig, Good luck Craig and I hope you can win

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  9. Hi Craig You look mean as in the face paint hope you have a wacky winning streak do the best sailing that you can!

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  10. Hi craig, looks like you had a great time over their

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  11. Looking forward to hearing all your stories when you get back!!!!

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  12. good luck in the races

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  13. Well done little boy Craig!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  14. Well done little boy Craig hope you win!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Wow Craig,

    it looks like that you are having so much fun. I hope you will win the sailing competition. Also have you made any mistakes on a french keyboard yet? Also did you have fun at the aquarium?

    From Noeramiah at Stonefields School.

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  16. I really like what you did with the zink.

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  17. It was so fun in noumea I loved it.

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