Brook Green Sail on the Leader
At the end of April Brook Green students and staff were lucky enough to have the opportunity to sail with the Trinity Sailing Foundation for a week on the ‘Leader’, a Brixham trawler.
Our journey took us from Brixham harbour, to Plymouth and back via Dartmouth and Salcombe and on the way we saw dolphins; visited the ‘Kastalot’ – a beautiful old sailing boat being refurbished to its old glory; moored up on deserted beaches and were invited aboard an old Spanish pirate ship in Brixham harbour.
We also hoisted sails, pulled ropes, scrubbed decks, cooked and worked as a team, sailing in total 105 nautical miles.
In the process we learned the importance of team work; how to get along with each other and gained in confidence, self belief and resilience. We know a lot about sailing too!
Many thanks to our amazing crew: Skipper Stan, Emma, Enya, Ellie and Hugh.