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Canada Summer Games: Manitoba Sailing Girls Duo

Canada Summer Games: Manitoba Sailing Girls Duo


Alright guys you think that you can sail
well no no no no these two certainly can we have Sara and we have Katie we are at the
lovely Gimli yacht club it is in the middle of sailing here now girls I’m
going to go with the skipper here Sara your race was the 29ers or double-handed
female so I know that there’s a lot of people out there that don’t know what
that means so explain your race. Sara: I will so the 29er is the boat design it’s a
pretty fast boat double handed just means there’s two of us in the boat and
we’re the girls team for team toba we have it’s a pretty fast boat and it has
mingled trapeze so when we’re sailing Katie here actually isn’t in the boat
she’s kind of hanging off the edge and then we worked together to try to sail
the boat as fast as we can and today we did pretty well. Tracy: You
did now I was told to Katie that these boats are exactly the same as what the
guys use so in this sport the girls don’t get any advantages do they? Katie: No we don’t
we’re sailing the exact same boat with all the exact same rigging like ropes
everything is identical so it’s all about like weight and technique and ability.
Tracy: And so where did you learn how to sail? Sara: Well I actually started sailing when I was
seven years old for about a week and I hated it I did not want to keep sailing
we’re in a boat called an optimist the really small design for young kids so
made sense and I was a little kid but it wasn’t very fast the lake wasn’t very
big where I learn to sail so it gave up for a long time and then my parents are
really into sailing so they bought me the 29er because they knew it was going to
be really really fun and I was skeptical I didn’t think I like sailing at all but
as soon as I got into it it was so fast but I absolutely loved it. Tracy: I know that
everybody liked the waves today but I know for you Katie you get a real
workout. Katie: Yeah it’s a lot of really hard work hanging off the trapeze is mostly
like abs and like playing like abs and legs yeah it’s tons of fun today
wasn’t horrible those for legs because when it’s lighter you have to come in
and out and in and out not just like squatting for four hours straight which
is horrible. Tracy: Alright so you’re you know this is all the bad part but the beauty
of it what makes it so wonderful for you
you. Katie: You know there’s like moment when you like pull all your sails
up and they’re all perfect and like you’re all the way out on trapeze and
you hit a wave and you just go flying and you’re both having tons of fun and
it’s perfect and it makes it all worth it makes all the hard work worth it. Tracy: And
being part of the Canada Games what the experience like? Sara: Um it’s pretty cool
especially being like home team it’s nice to have all the support and have
our family here everyone cheering us on cool being like the home club we have other
teams asking us questions about the lake what does the wind usually do like how
do we so fast and Gimli and being in a familiar environment I think it’s helped
us really focus on our racing and our sailing and just working together as a
team as well as we possibly can it’s yeah there’s nothing like being fully
out like being sprayed water going as fast as you’ve ever gone before with
like your best friend right beside you and the home crowd cheering for you it’s
been really amazing. Tracy: Well congratulations to both of you continue on it is the
Canada Games now right here on Shaw TV.

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