Survived M25 and M3 and arrived safely at Rockley Sailing Centre. A quick lunch-caravans allocated and then off for our first sail. Great supper-fajitas-apple crumble and then off for evening activities. Rounders and a very inferior version of Sharkey, Sharkey. Not as good as the Rose Hill version!
A full day’s sailing with great weather. A few capsizes but all of Year 8 making great progress. After pizzas for supper it was the crab catching competition. Nina claimed she had caught the most while Violet caught the biggest-judging from the screams!
Another full day of sailing exploring distant parts of Poole Harbour. Amazing to see how well all the boys and girls are doing. We stopped for lunch on a sandy beach opposite Long Island-privately owned but Mr Long claimed it wasn’t his. Went off to Splashdown in the evening for an entertaining evening on the water slides. Supper at Burger King and then back to the caravans.
Although not as sunny as Britain’s sunniest town the weather today was excellent for another all day sail. The Rose Hill fleet set off in good order and headed for a distant part of Poole Harbour- the world’s second largest natural harbour behind Sydney. (Is that correct Mr Russell?) We had a picnic lunch on a sandy beach before heading at good speed back to the Rockley Sailing centre on a strengthening following wind. A barbeque was up and running for us as we returned. Mr Long upset some of the staff by asking for a second sausage but the pupils were very well behaved-as they have been all week. We then had a climbing wall activity from 7-9 but some of the keen football followers were able to watch the England match.
Just setting off for our last sail on another glorious morning. The teachers are naturally upset at missing our weekly staff meeting but we will try to cope. Our sail should finish about 12-00 and then we will hear what sailing levels our group have achieved. Great to have three separate groups of resident caravanners come up to say what a nice group of pupils we have.