Trinity sailing trip
This was a free trip provided by Trinity sailing Trust, sharing a vessel with Devon Young Carers.
We took 5 students, all from year 11. Three of these students have sailed with Trinity on two previous occasions. This made them experienced hands and capable of helping the two remaining students who would need lots of help.
We boarded Provident on Monday afternoon, collected our oilskins and boots from the storeroom and set sail that afternoon for Dartmouth, where we came alongside two tall ships belonging to a disability sailing trust.
Tuesday morning was an early start as the tall ships had to leave, so we tied up at a buoy on the river for breakfast before sailing in lively seas to Salcombe.
Wednesday morning we went ashore, had showers in the yacht club and bought sweets and fudge before setting sail towards Plymouth.
We anchored at Cawsand Bay, had anchor watches through the night, then set sail on Thursday morning. Thursday night was alongside the jetty at Dartmouth, where we were able to shower again at the public showers, before motoring in very light winds back to Brixham for our return home Friday afternoon.
Another memorable and fantastic journey for everyone onboard this historic sailing trawler.
Thank you Trinity and thanks to Mr Chandler and the students for making it such a good trip.