Tallships 2015

Eight intrepid Coombe Dean sailors set off on a weeks adventure on the high seas on the first day of the Summer Break.

Our ship for the week was called Pegasus, and is one of the The Island Trust fleet that is used for sail training.

The adventure took our sailors to an historic town in France named Tréguier, to a famous French island named Île-de-Bréhat and back to the Barbican for the Classic Boat Rally via an overnight anchorage at Salcombe.

Whilst at sea our sailors hoisted the sails, steered the ship, cooked their meals and keep everything ship-shape. They also sailed with dolphins (twice), had water and Nerf battles (twice), swam on the French coast, had a barbecue, learnt about safety at sea and had a rowing race. Most of what was learnt at sea has gained them all a Competent Crew Certificate from the Royal Yachting Association.

Our sailors were all quick to action the various tasks when called upon, and always with such good humour and enthusiasm.

Well done to the following sailors who were both a credit to themselves, and to the school:

Sam A, Oliver B, Louis G, Thomas B, Clarke M, Joshua P, Michael M and Ben S.


N Hughes and P Brewer

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