Today was a good day; we had the weather with us however a little to windy. TODAY IS WILLS BIRTHDAY SO MANY CELEBRATIONSJ we saw a hovercraft which was pretty cool as none of us have ever seen one before up close. The Man over Board talk was very interesting and insightful. It was upsetting to learn we had to cut our final day sailing short as Ben had torn a ligament in his shoulder and had to get to the hospital, sad news for the crew of Sarah. We are all suffering with sunburn and windburn, however we can’t wait to see the fabulous tans we will have received. We would love to say a massive thank you to the staff and to the Tallship trust for an amazing experience we will all always remember. We all hope to come back one day in the near future, Brilliant week!
Starboard Crew, AKA STARBUCKS
Today we had lovely weather which we all enjoyed. It definitely made the day more pleasurable and easier. We jived a lot which was quite hard and also climbed a rope which was challenging but we all managed to do it! Rachel was amazing and worked particularly hard today climbing. We arrived in Isle of Wight and had some time to chill out off shore. We also had an ace meal of FISH AND CHIPS! Most of us burnt from the sun though. Today was one of our favourite days.
Today I had a great day. I did not feel as sea sick as the other days. I enjoyed tea which was Thai green curry; the rice was excellent. I have had many high point today for example; managing to sail most of the way, setting up the boat as a team without guidance and also learning many new knots. I have had no low points today which made the day even more fabulous,
Today I had an excellent day today as we sailed without the use of the engine and that the both teams got the deck prepped, ready for the journey with guidance.
Also I learned that my team watch leader makes an Fantastic thai green curry. One of my low points of today is that one of the crew had to go home as she had an infectionL, but hopefully she’ll get well soon.
Today has been brilliant. We have had a lot of deep chats with crew and my peers and we have all learnt so much from this experience. My high of the day was definitely standing at the front of the boat with Rachel whilst the waves were crashing over us. We all shared some stories and many of them had me in creases of laughter. I don’t have a low point of the day although it was sad to see Val leaving due to a stomach infection. Cant wait for tomorrow!
This morning we got the opportunity to look around Weymouth shops and it was a beautiful town. After we went around the shops we had to prepare deck ready to sail to Poole. Today I learned how to do some knots in some ropes this was important. My high of today was being able to stand at the front of the boat and pretending to be in the titanic. My low of the day was not spending enough time in Weymouth to look around all the shops.
Today we have sailed from Portsmouth to Weymouth, it took us 14 hours but Beth and the other crew was nice and let us have 3 hour breaks. Louis saw a dolphin but some of our port crew never seen it as we were asleep. We really enjoyed today as we got to socialise with everyone and find more about each other. The weather was nice and the sunset on the sea was nice also. Some of us felt sick but we dragged through it. I would like to thank Conner, Chloe, Louis.M, Savannah for their efforts throughout the day, thanks guyyyss.
I have had a great day, I enjoyed going over the big waves as it showed our confidence and also our trust in the staff and our other team mates. This is big thing for us, as going sailing far out at sea is a dangerous place and can have some terrible weather conditions, but overall I am enjoying the trip so far and can’t wait to hopefully go to a new place tomorrow depending on the weather, Fingers crossed.
Louis D, 16
My high point of the day was definitely going out to sea and getting out of the harbour, the waves were massive. My low point was feeling rotten before getting used to the weather conditions and the insane amount of bouncing and rocking because of the waves. One important thing that I learnt today was that no matter how awful you feel, you will feel 10 X better if you get up and work through it.
I loved today because I felt more confident in myself and trusted the staff more and didn’t really ask them any questions today as the day before I did. My high point of today was being able to check the engine and take some oil out of the engine with the skipper it was great because I got to get involved and not just looking what the skipper was doing. My low of today was definitely coming back in as the weather changed a lot and that meant we had to turn around and come back into Plymouth. Overall it was a great day because I got more involved and I felt 100% better in myself
Today I had a very interesting day as i got to steer the boat through big waves .
My high of today was going over big waves and my low was being woken up at 5:30 as the door kept moving and making loud noises and also another low is that we had to head back to port due to bad weather.
Today has been such a great day, there has been so many high points, although I think the best was when we were hitting the huge waves and having to pull different ropes to make sure that the boat turned ok, I loved the responsibility and the intensity of the whole situation. I feel that my only low point was when we returned to the harbour to stay in for the night, although we did get to look around some shops and I got to stroke a real Siberian tiger called Sylvester. Overall this has been a great day, enjoyed by everyone.
We went through health and safety procedures then we had a bit of a sail then came back to the marina and had lunch had great time cant wait for tomorrow.
I got up really early so that I could have a shower. The showers were really nice and they were like our own private bathrooms. We went through all the health and safety procedures, and learnt how to use all of the ropes and sails. It has been a really good day, but extremely cold.
Had a lovely shower very early and had breakfast. Then went through the health and safety procedures. I learnt that I am good at sweating and I really enjoyed steering the ship. I didn’t enjoy feeling sick and being cold but that’s part of the experience.
I had a luxurious shower this morning! I enjoyed the sailing trip today and enjoyed seeing the other different boats around I also liked tea (because I made the MINCE!!)
I had a shower this morning then had breakfast, after breakfast we went thought the health and safety procedures on deck and underneath. I really enjoyed sailing, but it was a bit cold and my lips tasted like salt.