Entry One

On the first/day I was still trying to get used to the boats balancing and the waves as I have never done anything like this before so I wasn’t really prepared for what was yet to come. I am on day 3 now and I no longer get sea sick and trust the boats balancing 100%. I would definitely do this sort of activity again.

Warren.

Before I arrived I was really excited and the first jurnny was fun as I got to learn how to helm the boat. The second day/jurnny I was trying to get used to the tipping of the boat but when I got used to It I was having loads of fun I would definatly think of joining a sailing club as I am really enjoying it.

Bray.

Before coming on the trip I was unsure what to expect because the pictures in the leaflet didn’t make the trip as exciting as I am finding it I have learned bits on how to prepare the ship for docking and setting off and also got the chance to helm the ship .

Rhys

Entry Two

On the first/day I was still trying to get used to the boats balancing and the waves as I have never done anything like this before so I wasn’t really prepared for what was yet to come. I am on day 3 now and I no longer get sea sick and trust the boats balancing 100%. I would definitely do this sort of activity again.

Warren.

Before I arrived I was really excited and the first jurnny was fun as I got to learn how to helm the boat. The second day/jurnny I was trying to get used to the tipping of the boat but when I got used to It I was having loads of fun I would definatly think of joining a sailing club as I am really enjoying it.

Bray.

Before coming on the trip I was unsure what to expect because the pictures in the leaflet didn’t make the trip as exciting as I am finding it I have learned bits on how to prepare the ship for docking and setting off and also got the chance to helm the ship. I have learned some decent life skills such as cooking and housekeeping and learning how to adjust to the different environments such as weather changes and sleeping habits.

Rhys

I arrived on the ship on Monday morning 1oclock, I expected it to be just sailing but its so much more than that. We got on and the first thing we did before unpacking was learning the ropes straight away. Ive loved it so far its amazing but scary at the same time. So far weeve put the sails up (waking up the boat) and putting the boat to bed, so putting all the ropes back into the storage and bringing down the sails and making it tidy for the next morning to do it all again. Its spectacular and I would advise anybody to come it really is inpecable.

Leon

I was unsure by the trip after worries that came from the booklet but Iam still unsure about sailing. i will say that sailing isn’t for me. I am thankful for what has been provided. I have found that I can keep my balance and that I am not sea sick.

Sasha

I went into this trip with no idea of what we were going to do or where we were going, Chris from our youth zone was blagging me to come on the trip to make up the numbers and I rocked up to our youth zone at 3am Monday morning after finishing a 7 hour shift at work, I had no idea who was coming along but when everyone turned up I realised I’d seen them around but we’d never really talked much before. Sailing a ship sounds easy on paper but it’s a lot harder in practice for somebody like me who’s never stepped foot on a ship before with the intention of being one of the crew, it’s definitely a new learning experience for me, the crew seem nice enough, I get along really well with Baz though and he’s been great at teaching me knots and supporting me, I’m quite enthusiastic at raising the front two sails of the ship however nobody else wants to join in- other than when they’re forced to raise the main sail- either way I’m more than happy to do it on my own. It can be quite physically exhausting and I don’t know how the crew do it if I’m being honest.

I’m still not used to being on a ship yet, always tilting sporadically and having to hold onto something so I don’t fall flat on my face, now when I went to the shop in West Cowes I was swaying side to side trying to compensate for a ship that wasn’t there.

Overall the trip wasn’t too bad, I’ve kinda enjoyed it, however hugging the toilet while I’m throwing my guts up on the second day won’t be one of my fondest memories. I wouldn’t be certain that I’ll be sailing a ship like this as a career, or how I’d even go about sailing as a career, but that’s a thought for another day.

Alex