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Sailing Lesson Day 1 and 2

I got bitten by sailing bug!

Last Saturday and Sunday I took my first sailing class at Republic of Singapore Yacht Club instructed by Derek Mazzone, a UK citizen who has been living here for the past 25 years. He has sailed to Malaysia and Thailand and even as far as Jakarta on his 37-foot Blue Eagle, currently berthed at Changi Sailing Club. He had interesting stories to tell from his sailing trip and one of the most notable ones is when he had a Close Call with the Tsunami.

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Sailing on My Mind

Boy oh boy, I cannot get my mind off sailing especially after reading about the Hacking family, whose 45 catamaran cruiser sailboat have taken them on a series of adventure.

To tell you the truth, since last week I have read 4 books related to sailing, from "hitchhike in the oceans" to "sailing on a budget".

Luckily, my friend Akhmad Faqih and I have secured two seats in the Keelboat Competent Crew course starting this weekend.

They say that once you have caught the sailing bug, you may never be able to cure it.

We'll see :)

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Friends on Land, Friends on Water

Yesterday was a busy Sunday for our family.

At 8:45am Noe took his regular lesson at Marsden Swim School. Unlike him, he was not too happy in the water yesterday. Maybe because he did not have enough breakfast and there was no sunshine to cheer him up?

Later at 11:00am we had brunch at Breko in Holland Village with Clemens and Olin. Immediately after brunch, we went to Jurong East MRT to catch a 1:10pm shuttle bus to Tuas for something interesting. Now what did we have to go all the way to Tuas for?

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