Enterprising schoolboy shares his love of sailing


Johnathan Huang, a student at Farm Cove Intermediate School, found other ways to enjoy sailing during the lockdown.

Lockdown for schoolchildren can be quite boring and strain any normal family.

A young local boy thought better than that and researched and uploaded short video clips on a YouTube channel to keep his friends interested in sailing and just talking about cool things they like to do together.

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

“When the America’s Cup was contested in ‘The Paddock’, between Waiheke and Beachlands, it was like a dream come true to see these yachts fly so fast,” says Huang.

There is no doubt that the speed of these racing yachts is sensational and it is no surprise that Sail GP has caught the imagination of Johnathan and his classmates. Sail GP is like Formula 1 on the water and there are a number of Kiwi sailors racing including Peter Burling and Blair Tuke.

Johnathan couldn’t help but post short, exciting Sail GP videos for his friends, keeping them busy chatting instead of playing online.

Johnathan worked with his father, Wayne Huang, Rear Commodore (Power) at BBYC, as they educate local youth and the wider community about sailing through Wayne’s company, ShareBoating.

ShareBoating is the premier bilingual digital marketplace for rental, training, brokerage and events. ShareBoating leverages its two main strengths: the digitization of the navigation service and effective engagement with the wider community.

Watch the videos Johnathan posted for his friends on ShareBoating’s YouTube channel and capture the excitement of Sail GP races in locations around the world and see world-class Kiwi Sailors in action.

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

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