The first time I’ve been sailing was when I did a one week sailing trip on Eureka 2 with Whitsunday Sailing School in 2011. I really enjoyed it and decided that I wanted to learn how to sail.
A few words about Mal .. A person of great interest who loves teaching his knowledge of sailing . Mal has taught me how to sail and sail correctly as he would say ” let’s do this by the numbers “. Sailing is great fun and also a great occupation . I have sailed with Mal down the entire East Coast , raced the 2014 Sydney to Hobart race and Hobart to Sydney .
I knew that there are things on the water called boats that float but that’s about it. Considering i haven’t done any sailing before, being half way around the globe and that english is not my first language it was a tough challenge. I had to start of with the basics what is a winch, headsail, mainsail.. What’s the function of a sheet and what does a halyard. What is the difference between a gybe and a tack…
When I first came to Whitsunday Sailing School & stepped on Eureka II in August 2013 I did not even know how a sailing yacht looks like. I was just keen to learn something completely new. On the first morning we went straight out and pulled the sails up.