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Challenger 4 – Round UK Sailing Challenge Liverpool – Greenock

By Tall Ships - September 26th, 2019 | Posted in Voyager blogs No comments

Day One

John’s perspective

“As we sailed away from the docks are journey truly began, we soon had the sail up and were at sea, sadly for some they were seeing there breakfast for the second time. With choppy waters and choppy stomachs we boldly sailed into the night and so are watch began. The waters were kind to us at night, calm and clear we had little troubles and sailed as the sun rose above the horizon. The Isle of Man looked beautiful in the sunlight, a sign of home for us Scots and a sign of progress and how far we have come in distance and as a team. The lands of Ireland, a distant presence, had finally fell behind us, we have sailed the entire length of Ireland! With everyone awake and hyped that we have made it this far, we were nearing our destination for the night, Campbeltown.”

Day Two

Craig perspective

As the dock doors opened and the bridge swung open to reveal the calm seas we had begun our journey we hadn’t travelled far as some came down with the dreaded sea sickness but travel on we did into the endless abyss of water further and further from civilisation as night had begun to set the watch had begun and the cold had settled in just like us 4 hours on 4 hours off. As the sun rose we we`re weary, tired and cold but we had prevailed and so we made our way down into our bunks and drifted off into a well-deserved slumber just as quickly as darkness had overtaken us had light appeared up early. When we had awoken we gazed upon a spectacular view of the Scotland coast birds were flocking towards the sun as we went passed its watchful gaze towards Campbeltown where our journey had ended for now.

Day Three

Today we got up at 7:30am to start the day ahead (which was tiring). We then split up into 2 groups, one group had to cook breakfast for everyone and the other group had to go on deck and prep the boat for leaving Campbeltown for 9:00am to head to Largs. We had absolutely stunning views of the island and it was nice and the sea was nice and calm. The stuff I enjoyed was we the weather and recording the scenery and taking a lot of awesome photos. The wonderful Ed made lunch for the group and it was nice as we had hotdogs, we continued to move whilst eating lunch. The sun came out and before we knew it we had arrived at Largs ahead of schedule around 4pm, we took a stroll as a group after tidying the boat up into Largs to get a chippie tea on the beach for dinner. We got a bit of free time and after that we walked back to the boat taking some nice photos of the sunset and the beach. All in all the past couple of days have been awesome and I can’t wait to get back out to sea in 3 weeks time. (Morgan).

As we left Campbeltown we were heading towards the island of Bute as we took pictures of the light house and we took pictures of some fishing boats as we were heading to Largs. After lunch one of the member of the tall ships crew called ED told us how to use the orange smoke and red and white flares and he told us the meaning for all the equipment that we looked at after lunch. After ED told us how to use the smoke and flares we were had some free time on the boat so some of us started to play some card games and we were listen to music before we pulled into the port at Largs.


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