Tallships Expedition 2017

This years Tallships voyages took us back to the Isles of Scilly for a second summer running. 

As the winds and conditions weren’t optimal for our voyage to the islands, we had a lengthy passage of 32 hours in total, and in some challenging conditions. Although the weather stayed changeable throughout the week, our sailors made the best use of the sun when it came out to play.

At sea we set, trimmed and lowered the sails, steered the ships, cooked, cleaned, course plotted, navigated, kept a look out for buoys and ships, watched dolphins play, sun bathed, read and played games.

When at the Islands we had dinghy rides ashore, hikes through country lanes to beaches and local attractions, and brought gifts and snacks in local shops. When in port we played the banana game (amongst others) and jumped off the boats for a morning dip. On-board Tectona, and on our way back into Plymouth, we had a dance off against the louder, but less talented, MTV Crashes on the Hoe.

We all had great time, despite the challenging conditions, and will keep the memories for a lifetime.

A huge thank you to the following students, who made the week such an unforgettable experience, and acted as great ambassadors to the school:

Jess A, George C-K, Finlay G, Keiron H, Frankie J, Alex K, Arseniy M, Tom P, Sam P, Matthew P, Alec R, Arran R, Drew S and Josh W.

An extra thank you to our two former students, Anna C and Lucy W, who are now dab hands at helping as crew, and a further thank you to our Post 16 helper, Harry G.


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