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Make way for mini sailors

DNMUM390775 | 6/18/2017 | Author : Avril-Ann Braganza | WC :654

There was a time when sailing was an activity seniors indulged in. Not any longer; Avril-Ann Braganza finds out that there are plenty of juniors learning the ropes
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Karl Hansotia loves the water. He started sailing with his father when he was four; at eight, he had toured the TSS Esmeralda, believed to be the longest and the second tallest sailing ship; by nine, he could swim in the sea. Three months ago, Karl formally learnt to sail, which he describes as “an easy task since dad had already taught me the basics”. The 11-year-old adds, “I love the sea and sailing - the speed at which the boat goes, how the sails catch the wind, and spotting dolphins.”
Unlike Karl, Anaushka Dantra feared the water, but was introduced to the course (and to sailing) by her father’s friend. Her 13-year-old brother Keyan had registered for the course and after the orientation, Anaushka and her twin Ashoi signed
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