Enterprising school kid shares love of sailing

Farm Cove Intermediate School student Johnathan Huang came up with other ways to enjoy sailing during lockdown.

Lockdown for school children can be pretty boring and place a strain on any normal family.

A young local lad has thought better than that and has researched and loaded short video clips on a YouTube channel to keep his mates interested in sailing and simply talking about cool things they like doing together.

Johnathan Huang, aged 12, from Farm Cove Intermediate School, is a member of the Bucklands Beach Yacht Club. He and a few mates have completed their Level 3 Learn to Sail and love getting out on the water.

“When the America’s Cup was sailed out in “The Paddock”, in between Waiheke and Beachlands, it was like a dream come true seeing these yachts foiling so fast”, Huang says.

There’s no doubt that the speed of these racing yachts is sensational and not surprising that Sail GP has caught the imagination of Johnathan and his classmates. Sail GP is like Formula 1 on the water and there’s a number of Kiwi sailors racing including Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Johnathan couldn’t resist posting some exciting short videos on the Sail GP for his mates, keeping them busy chatting instead of online gaming.

Johnathan has been working with his dad, Wayne Huang, Rear Commodore (Power) at BBYC, as they build awareness of sailing with local youth and in the wider community through Wayne’s company ShareBoating.

ShareBoating is the first bilingual digital marketplace for charter, training, brokerage and events. ShareBoating leverages its two key strengths – digitalisation of boating service and effective engagement with the wider community.

View the videos Johnathan has posted for his mates on ShareBoating’s YouTube channel and capture the excitement of Sail GP racing at locations around the globe and see world class Kiwi sailors in action.

Click this link to view – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkYiGoFUXUxXIaJ7oLWEGIg