My Treasured Possession
Once smooth and clean, sits in an old sandy shed waiting to touch the
glistening water. The strong fiberglass and the tattered sail remind me of all
the memories that I have with her. My treasured possession is my boat. I
sail her At Davey’s bay and she is a big part of my life.
I was surprised with my optimist three years ago now and I was over the
moon when I saw her sitting there on the beach waiting for me. I spent a
while trying to think of a name that would be perfect for her to be known
by. That’s it! “Missy Moo.” I have so many memories associated with that
name, it had to be perfect and it defiently was. I believe sailing has really
made me the person I am today, ever since I started sailing things changed
for me, I accomplished a lot of great physical and mental things and I learnt
a bit about myself along the way.
I sail missy moo at Davey’s bay yacht club with all my friends and family. I
really love sailing in the summer with my friends and of course, Missy Moo.
Davey’s bay holds a lifetime of great memories that I will hold with me
forever. I guess that my treasured possession isn’t just Missy Moo it’s the
places and people associated with her that make her extra special and
One of my most favorite memories of Missy Moo was last year when I
sailed at Sydney for the 2011 Australian nationals. It was my first time doing
a national regatta in open fleet, it was a hard decision to go up to open
fleet however it was the best decision that I have made sailing, not making
a winning tack or a perfect start. I surprised myself at nationals; I really
never knew what I could do when I put my mind to it. Out of roughly two
hundred people my best result was thirtieth. I thought what an
accomplishment this was because out of all the best sailors from Australia
and even international places I managed to come thirtieth! Missy Moo did
this, not me. Without her this would never have happened.
Every time I think about nationals I think about how far I had come over
three years and that in my heart it’s Missy Moo who has got me there.