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Sailing in China
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November 11, 2017
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Sailing in China

What is Sailing?

Harnessing the the energy of the wind to power a boat through the water…The people in the boat are called the crew. The boss is by tradition usually the driver (helm or skipper). The crew have to understand how to position the sails in relation to the wind to maximise the speed of the boat through the water. If the job is done skilfully, it will get to its destination in the quickest possible time.

An understanding of weather, hydrodynamics, aeronautics and the body has to learn to balance the boat and ride the waves to drive the boat fast through the water.

Small boats (dingy) would have 1 or 2 people, and be easy to tip over sending the occupant for a swim. Perfect sense of balance and control is essential to master these boats. Youngsters would learn in an OP (oppy) class then graduate into bigger and more complex boats as their age and skill level progressed. These boats would be used on inland waters and on the sea near the beach for perhaps 1-2 hours at a time.

Medium boats (yachts) would have a bigger crew, bigger sails, stable in that it will not usually tip over, and be suitable for the sea going further afield some kilometres from shore. Usually the journey would be within 8 hours, no cooking or sleeping facilities on the boat.

Large boats (yachts) would be suitable for large sea crossings and going around the world. Journeys of some days or weeks, so equipped with cooking facilities, beds, fresh water food etc needed to survive. (more…)

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Fuzhou Rugby Team – The Future (Part 3)
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January 11, 2014
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Whilst the team started off with 3 players, and since has had many people join and leave, and will continue to do so, especially with the nature of peoples work and contract lengths, Anderson is still keen to make the team bigger ad play more matches against larger teams within China. He is keen for the team to progress and take their hobby of rugby to the next step, though this would be hard. The team is not sponsored or publically funded. The members have to pay for their own kit and travel, but now and in the future they are looking for sponsors of the team, which would help greatly in any future plans. (more…)

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Fuzhou Rugby Team – Go Tigers! (Part 2)
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January 9, 2014
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Go Tigers!

Many may be forgiven for thinking that Fuzhou, whilst capital of the FujianProvince, does not seem much more than a place to work and live, and visit a few places of interest such as Gushan and Xihu. It is not a real tourist attraction, most people preferring to go to Xiamen to sample and enjoy a taste of China that is more inline with what a Western tourist would be able to stomach, and prefer. Therefore, the fact that Xiamen has one of the better rugby teams around is neither a shock nor a surprise, especially with the number of westeners who choose to make Xiamen their home, and bring with them the sport of rugby. However Fuzhou should not be ignored, as I recently found out. (more…)

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Fuzhou Rugby Team – The Background (Part 1)
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January 8, 2014
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FuzhouExpat is set to publish a 3-part Special on Fuzhou Hujiu Rugby Team, as in The Background(part 1), Go Tigers!(part 2) The Future(part 3). Many thanks to Mr. Andersen Wu(Captain) and Mr. Eichi Negoro for taking their time for the interview. FuzhouExpat feels obligatory to put their contacts at the top. If you are interested in joining or sponsering, please write to either of these two gentlemen at andersen_wu@qq.com or eichibomb@gmail.com. If you wish to write to the author, please write to Miss Amanda Sinclair (amanda@fuzhouexpat.com).

[Excerpt: Many may be forgiven for thinking that Fuzhou, whilst capital of the Fujian Province, does not seem much more than a place to work and live, and visit a few places of interest such as Gushan and Xihu. It is not a real tourist attraction, most people preferring to go to Xiamen to sample and enjoy a taste of China that is more inline with what a Western tourist would be able to stomach, and prefer. Therefore, the fact that Xiamen has one of the better rugby teams around is neither a shock nor a surprise, especially with the number of westeners who choose to make Xiamen their home, and bring with them the sport of rugby. However Fuzhou should not be ignored, as I recently found out…] (more…)

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Boomatang Special II
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September 13, 2013
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Rick Munitz, the Builder of Boomatang

Interview with Rick Munitz, the Builder of Boomatang

Nick: Hey mate, great to hear back from you!

Rick: Hi Nick, I’m so happy your site is being developed. I’m sure it will be able to help many foreigners understand and appreciate where they have landed.

Nick: Thanks man, so Boomatang is an epitome of that appreciation and giving back. Let’s start from the name. Why Boomatang?
Rick: Well, Tang in China means place and is also a reference to the Tang dynasty, which is often cited as the golden age of cosmopolitan China. Boom means Boom. So together, Boomatang, is a cultural place that goes BOOM! (more…)

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Boomatang Special I
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September 1, 2013
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[Editor’s Note: Fuzhou Expat is so proud to have received authorisation from Boomatang ‘s official site to run a special feed on Boomatang, which is a skating ramp out front Feeling Bar, in Fuzhou Shao Yuan Entertainment Area. We will run a few blog articles for the special feed on Boomarang. For the purpose of sharing what’s behind Boomatang, Fuzhou Expat is running the stories in both English and Chinese to facilitate common readership. All rights of this article are reserved by the Boomatang team.Translation rights are shared by Fuzhou Expat and the Boomatang team.] (more…)

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