Sailing Club at Al Bateen

 Tue, 06 Nov 2012 08:00 AM   -   Tue, 06 Nov 2012 12:30 PM
 Al Bateen School

The last term has been exciting for the students sailing every Monday and Wednesday. The lessons started with a bang as the students spent their first session getting familiar with the steering of the boat and gaining confidence getting from the water back into the boat. The second lesson was the first lesson with sails and it was all about practicing turning around. Since then the students have learnt to sail in all directions of the wind and are now capable of controlling the speed of the boat and following each other in a line. The students have been spending two afternoons every week sailing from Abu Dhabi Sailing and Yacht Club on the Corniche. One of the afternoons is spent doing intensive theory and practical work developing their skills and the other session is spent using those skills to play games or explore up the Corniche and visit the Dhow boats or the local Islands.