Sailing Regatta at the California Yacht Club!

A couple days ago, I went to a regatta at the California Yacht Club in Marina del Rey. It was an hour drive from our house. When we arrived, I said hi to all my old friends who are now on a different racing team than me. I checked in, and my coach, Captain Rod, gave us a tour of the giant yacht club building. Then, we had our Skipper’s Meeting. After that, I went in and rigged my RS Tera. I had to wait a while to get a dolly. Finally, I received one. I brought my boat down to the dock and then launched.

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I was out in the marina sailing, and then a PIRATE ATTACKED ME! Just kidding. I got to the committee boat and sailed around while we waited for other boats. Finally, everyone was there and we started the race. We did 6 races, but your worst race would not be counted. Anyway, in my fourth race, I was fouled. I had the overlap, but the boat didn’t give it to me. That caused 12 boats to get ahead of me. 😦 The other races, I did pretty well.

After all 6 races, we sailed in. My former teammates helped my de-rig. We checked the board with the results and I got 17th place. I would’ve earned around 15th without that foul. There were 30 boats racing so I ended up  in the middle, and I beat a bunch of high-schoolers! 🙂 Then, I went to the yacht club restaurant and ate with my mom.  The reason why my siblings didn’t come is that they were at Scout-O-Rama. I ordered a burger and fries, and there was free POPCORN! Yummmmmmyyyyy!!!!!!!!!!!!

After that, we headed home. It was an hour drive on the way back. Luckily, I had popcorn to eat in the car.

 

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Waving to my Mom as I head to the dock.

 

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SELFIE!

 

 

The 2017 Solar Eclipse

For the solar eclipse on August 21, 2017, we went to Caspers Wilderness Park. We met a couple of our friends. We got to see the solar eclipse though our glasses and a telescope. Also, we went to the nature center there, and we got to pet an adorable snake with big eyes (I LOVE snakes!!)!

 

When the solar eclipse was over, we went to the playground and played Lava Monster for the majority of the time!! It was super fun!!

What is a solar eclipse??

A solar eclipse usually occurs every three hundred and seventy-five years. It’s when the moon goes in front of the sun looking like the picture below.

Solar Eclipses are very cool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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The Window Washer

One cold autumn day, the manager of Workday called the Window Cleaning Industry.
He said,” You need to clean the 100th floor.”
The worker replied,”That’s too tall.”
“Not compared to the 1,023 floors in this building,” he added.
So, the man took the elevator to the 100th floor. Then, he opened the window and went out. He saw a swimming pool so he jumped in. When the manager came to check on him, he was not there. I’m going to relax in the pool and think about this, he thought. But, when he got into the pool, he saw the window washer lazily floating on a raft. Then he sent him back up. Finally, the work was finished! The worker didn’t get $30. He only received $15 for being lazy.

The End

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