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Saturday 15 November 2014

SYDNEY - NEWCASTLE - Discover Sailing Day at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC)

SYDNEY - NEWCASTLE - Discover Sailing Day at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club (NCYC) - Special thanks to girlfriend Caitlin who invited me to attend this Discover Sailing Day event. It was my first time sailing and I was feeling extremely nervous. I do suffer from sea sickness sometimes if the waters are rough but thank God, we were sailing along calm waters in Newcastle Harbour and there were hardly any strong breezes. My girlfriend Natalie and I enjoyed ourselves tremendously despite the extreme hot weather, trying to sail on different vessels and learning the ropes on how to sail like a pro.

We arrived at Newcastle Cruising Yacht Club early in the morning in order to avoid queues and large crowds. As they say, the early bird catches the worm. We managed to pick which vessel we would like to go on and we chose the Force 24 Regatta which only allow 4 people on board in total at anytime. After putting on the life jackets, we took a jet boat further out into the Newcastle Harbor where we were later transferred onto the Force 24 Regatta with a young and handsome Sailor who learned how to sail since he was young. Very talented boy. He taught us the Sailing Rules and gave us clear instructions on how to maneuver the Force 24 Regatta by pulling the ropes. We also went on board another small boat with a really large steering wheel. We all learned how to take the helm, work on the grinders, trim the sails acting as crew on the vessel. It was also a great way for team-bonding among all on board as we had to listen to instructions carefully and cooperate with one another. After sailing, we enjoyed some delicious BBQ sausages sandwich in the clubhouse and drank plenty of water to hydrate ourselves.

PHOTO-TAKING and SELFIES - It was my first time sailing and I managed to convinced the others with my professional persuasion skills to allow me to bring along my iPhone 5 so I can take lots of photos and videos to share with all of you my virgin sailing experience. It was definitely a lot of fun, excitement and some hard work involved. Enjoy the photos and videos below!

SAILING EXPERIENCE - Sailing is really a unique experience that is fun, challenging and some parts relaxing. If you have not sailed before, do find some time to try Sailing as I had a really exciting and memorable experience. After all, life is all about exciting new experiences so why not try Sailing? It was fun and relaxing to cruise along the calm waters in Newcastle Harbour and enjoy the beautiful scenery. It was also nice to sail along the waters alongside other water vessels and yachts. Sailing is definitely an interesting sport to enjoy the beauty of the waters and for an unforgettable experience.

Have you ever seen such a large steering wheel?

Below is a photo of a FORCE 24 !

VIDEO - Lora Christelle Lim Sailing for the first time

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