帆船俱乐部之二 —— Ul
十月下旬，我和Pre B的Steven，Pre C的Ghost还有其他三个学生一起去了独墅湖。那天风很大，但我们不得不用画大的数字“8”的方式操纵船。每次我们大幅度转弯时，帆桁会飞跃到另一面，你要冲到升高的那一边因为你会感觉到重力在把你往下拉，同时，船会在几秒钟之内就旋转180度。没有教练在船上，他们就掌控着我的人生！
Ghost Sun, Pre C
Steven Li, Pre B
Allexamination students have now passed the American Sailing Association 101sailing exam. In these last few months,they have gone from young students nervously clinging to a boat to confidentUlink nautical pioneers.
Theycan tell you which way the wind is blowing, what’s going to happen to the boat,in which orientation to swivel the sail and what heading the boat will end upin. In short, they are able to control asailing boat.
Inlate October I went out on to Du Shu Lake with Steven (Pre B), Ghost (Pre C) andthree other students. The wind wasstrong but we had to maneuver the boat in a large figure of ‘8’. Each time we turned sharply, the boom wouldfly across, you would rush to the raised side as you felt gravity pull you down,and the boat would swivel 180 degrees in just a few seconds. With no instructor on board my life was intheir hands!
Sufficeto say, we all survived and the students did a great job. The photos in this article show a much calmerday – risking your life is one thing but risking your camera phone is QUITEanother.
Beloware some student accounts:
I was very excited when I knew Ientered the Sailing Club. The first fewclasses, the coach taught us some theory knowledge about sailing such as typesof sailing boat, different parts of the sailing boat and different kinds ofwind. When I was listening to the coach,I didn’t think sailing was as difficult as I had imagined. But when I controlled the boat myself, I foundI was wrong. It’s very challenging tokeep the boat in the proper direction. Also, the members of one boat should work close with each other to letthe boat move smoothly. During sailing,I improved my team spirit and ability to act fast. I really like sailing club.
GhostSun, Pre C
Sailing club is a very interestingand exciting club. It can help youimprove your skills. I have learned manythings in this club – we study how to control the vessels. It improved the relationship betweenstudents. And also we learned manyskills about cooperation because the most important thing in sailing is how tocooperate. If we want to do well, wemust work together very closely. I likesailing very much. Now it has become oneof my hobbies.
StevenLi, Pre B
On30 November, each student will be representing their house as they bring homepoints for the Ulink House Competition. There will also be individual prizes for the winning boat. Stay tuned to these airwaves for the results!