After safety briefings and learning the ropes, we left our pontoons and motored into the Cattewater to raise our sails. Once set, we sailed on into Plymouth Sound and the English Channel beyond.

After a full day of tacking around outside the Sound, and a lunch onboard, we headed back with our new sailing skills, and excitement for the actual full week’s adventure in the English Channel in July.

Well done all of you. You were all great ambassadors to yourselves and your school.

Our tallships sailors for 2017 are: Said A, Jess A, George C, Finlay G, Keiron H, Frank J, Alex K, Arseniy M, Tom P, Samuel P, Matthew P, Alec R, Arran R, Drew S and Josh W

N Hughes and A Wright