Faridha Overbeat Sickness With Malaysian Navy

Faridha Yusof gets motion of sickness when she board ship, but when the opportunity of joining (RMM) Royal Malaysian Navy (RMN), she did not back stepped.


Instead, she joined RMN Sail Training Ship Tunas Samudera and said this is the biggest challenge she has faced and as a mariner she has to overcome with this.

“I had being to ship a number of times, yet I have vomited several times and I still get motion sickness.” Speaking about the training Penang-born lass said “The training on board is very tough and amid the training I have broken some of my bone too. It was in taekwondo I had broken my bones.”

“Work likes pulling the sail and working on board is very tough and it requires teamwork, all the tasks could not be done single hand, you need the support of somebody. When I remain above and the boat sails in full swing, I feel some vertigo still,” said the Penang-born lass. (more…)

Sailing Stalled In Sheboygan

Championships that were planned at Sheboygan had to be curtailed on September 22nd as there was a lack of wind on the first two days.


That led to competitions being stalled. This happened on the first of the two days when championship sailing events were planned. However, this might have come as a blessing in disguise as the sailors who were waiting for the competitions to take part found more interesting things to do. There were about two groups of top level sailors who were at Shebogyan for the week as there were two kinds of championships scheduled to take place at Shebogyan at the same time. One group was the World Racing Championship for women sailors while the other consisted of visually impaired sailors taking part in the Blind Match Race. Both the team got to learn much about each other. The women’s team realized that the blind sailors had a unique way of sailing that was neat.

As there was unsettling wind and fog it prevented the races from being on the waters as per schedule. However, the female competitors learnt several techniques on how to steer the sail even without sight. (more…)

Yachting veteran dies in Pittwater yacht crash

Today, a yachting veteran David Booth, 72, was killed after he was struck by a timber beam and then thrown into the water in a yacht crash that left another participant pinned under water. Paramedics and police were asked to Newport’s Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club at around 2.30 pm after the yachts broke up in Pittwater, bumping a seventy-two-year-old racer into the sea.
Tonight, the man’s friends flooded the Facebook page of the club with many tributes to the late sailor who was sailing on his couta yacht. Bob Rayner said: “A great loss of a nice bloke. Unfortunately died doing what he loves doing. RIP mate.”
Parry Thomas, a fellow sailor, said: “I have been friends and sailed with both the people involved for over 30 years. My thoughts are with the families and all the other people who have been touched by this tragedy.”
Witnesses stated that around fifty yachts from Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club were battling it out in three races earlier on Saturday. At the time of the mishap, it was a quite hectic at the top mark in the regatta, as vessels jostled for position to round it.

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