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Challenger 2 – Queen Katharine Academy

By Kate Stewart - October 3rd, 2023 | Posted in Voyager blogs No comments

Their four-night voyage has been supported by Cross Keys Homes.

Read their blog to find out more.

Day 1

Monday 2

We arrived in Portsmouth at 12:30, once we’d boarded the boat, we were briefed by the TSYT Crew, Rachel, Mike, Matt and Jim.

We had a tour of a boat and learnt we have to flush the toilet 15 times, three times.

We set sail for Cowes, a town on the Isle of Wight. We had to raise the sail by pulling the rope along the mast, while someone was at the front holding the sail.

While sailing, we saw thunder and lightning as rain clouds were over our destination. We saw a boat nearly crash into another boat.

After we parked, we split into two groups. One cooked and the other cleaned the deck.


Day 2

Tuesday 3

We woke up at 07:00 and we started the day off with prepping the boat to get ready to leave Cowes Marina and head off to Poole/Dorset at 08:00.

On the way there, we were taught about the different wind directions and sail angles. Then we were talking about the channel markers and the cardinal markers, which keep the sailors safe from shallow waters and rocky areas.

Meanwhile, the boat was tipping side-to-side and loads of people were going green and getting wet, however it was really fun to do, being at the front getting completely soaked or at the back, helping with the steering and working the lines and the winches.

Then finally for dinner, we had some well-deserved fish ’n’ chips.

Day 3

Wednesday 4

We woke up at 07:30 and got up and had breakfast.

We then set up the boat and set off too Yarmouth. The waves were way calmer today than they were yesterday and we sailed on a dead run (that is when the wind is directly behind us).

When we get to Yarmouth, we docked and half of us climbed the mast; Kaleb, Imogen, Phoebe and Atlanta all got to the top.

Afterwards, we all separated and went on a walk to our chosen destination. Some went shopping while others went on a walk into the forest and a field.

Furthermore, we are having chicken and chorizo stew with pasta and later on we will play Uno and other card games.​

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