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Tall Ships Challenge Sails On

The Tall Ships Challenge team have been settling in well to their life on Leader.

Here is a report from their last few days together.

Day 3:  Hoisting sales and sea shanties

“Today we sailed up the coast from Ijmuiden to Den Helder. The weather was really nice, apart from insufficient wind, and the sailing was really relaxed after the initial hoisting of sails.

“The Dutch coastline consists of sand dunes and the occasional wind turbine, but we did see a very cool low-flying fighter jet. My favourite bits of the day included helming, learning about navigation, eating cake, and singing sea shanties.”

Jo, Cool Watch

Day 4: Good spirits all round

“Today we set sail a little earlier and had breakfast on the go, which was nice. As usual a few of us felt a little seasick, but this soon passed.

“The weather has been fantastically good and everyone really seems to be entering in to the spirit of things.”

Rowan, Bay Watch