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Challenger 2 β€” South Coast Easter Hop

By Kate Stewart - April 21st, 2022 | Posted in Voyager blogs No comments

We have a group of individuals joining us onboard Challenger 2 this week for a five-night voyage along the South Coast.

Read their blog to find out more. πŸ‘‡β€‹

Day 1

Monday 18

We arrived at 13:00 and got onboard, put our stuff below decks and went to sit in an awkward silence before we got chatting about boats and sailing.

We then put the Staysail onto the Stay and got the lines on deck. Then we took the cover off the Mainsail, had a talk about life jackets and received our wet weather gear before setting off.

We headed from Portsmouth to Cowes, and when we arrived at Cowes and nearly crashed into a big boat, an old-style tall ship made of wood, there was a little stress among the crew. We are now sitting in port and we’re about to enjoy the Cowes showers.

Update: The showers are good!

By Luke and Will. ​

Day 2

Tuesday 19

In the form of a poem….

Went on a boat

Luckily it float

Needed big coat


Rain made wet

Made sail set

Cold we did get


Sailing the sea

Drinking lots of tea

Slight injuries

We’re fine, don’t worry

Day 3

Wednesday 20

With a cold start, we all reluctantly got out of bed and started the day with a bright light. Literally. The sun was shining, the seagulls were annoying, and everything was good.

We travelled over rolling waves, headed to Weymouth. With some climbing and some lessons on flares, we arrived at Weymouth. Finally, a shower.

Caitlin cut the pasta.

Day 4

Thursday 21

Poem number two…

Weymouth to Poole.

Very wavy

Most seasick

Like Michael Jackson on the deck (the leaning thingy)

Good pesto pasta

Actually did some good sailing J

Missed a good deli L

Sunbathed on the deck

Vibed dudeee (to be read in the voice of the turtle from Finding Nemo)

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