More to sailing than having a boat

By Julia Tan

February 2014 FEATURE
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Sailing requires a good boat and a certain set of skills, but what’s really important is the camaraderie of the crew.Sails, as far as the eye could see, stretched out on the gray horizon just off Straits Quay. It was a wet and drizzly morning in November last year, but for those competing in the Penang leg of the Raja Muda Selangor International Regatta harbour race, the rain wasn’t a problem. It was the wind.“Fairly violent thunderstorms can turn strategies...

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Julia Tan

went to primary and secondary school at Convent Pulau Tikus before continuing sixth form at St. Xavier’s Institution; any other school was out of the question. She misses the fried rice at the school canteen, and laments the passing of the wan tan mee lady.