PGL - A morning Afloat!

Wednesday morning has seen us afloat. With a fresh breeze blowing and a moderate seastate our intrepid pupils accompanied by their excited teachers, formed three groups and boarded their sailing boats for the morning. The tide was out, so transfer from land to open sea had to involve a swift ride on the PGL RIB (speed boat), followed by transfer between vessels as the waves ran beneath us (everyone made it OK).

Given conditions, we kept cameras safe ashore, so unfortunately, there are no action photos. However with songs including Row Row Your Boat, the 72 verses of What To Do With A Drunken Sailer and Captain Pugwash echoing across the strait, all three vessels made good progress round the Peel Wreck Bouy and back. Nearly everyone had a go at helming and sheeting the sails.

Full of smiles, once ashore, we're left wondering whether sailing needs to on the school curriculum? A hearty lunch has followed and we're shortly to move on to our afternoon activities.

 This is the type of boat we sailed... A Drascombe Lugger

This is the type of boat we sailed... A Drascombe Lugger