Sailing in Excelsior a group of girls from City Academy learnt to ‘sweat and pull’ halyard lines, coil long excesses of rope and steer the boat between particular navigational points. One evening they went onto the beach in a rib and cooked food the food they had prepared on a bbq. The trip ended with an overnight sail back to Lowestoft, each took three hour watches to make sure the boat was safe and stayed on course. Overall, they learnt many new skills but eagerly looked forward to a shower on their return!
Dolphins, head winds & lumpy seas, wonderful scenery and a night time encounter with almost the entire Fastnet Race fleet …. these were some of the ingredients of the 2015 Suffolk Explorers Scouts summer cruise. With sponsorship from Norfolk Boat the Suffolk Scouts booked berths on the Adventures Offshore sail training yachts ‘Offshore Scout’ & ‘Ocean Scout’ sailing from Milford Haven to Plymouth via The Scilly Isles. The cruise included stopovers in Hugh Town, the Helford River, Falmouth and sailing into Plymouth whilst scoffing a classic Cornish Cream Tea !! A great week with a great crew and lots of memories. Thanks to Norfolk Boat for making it possible.