What an absolutely fantastic weekend in Poole Harbour. 46 Year 12 students made the journey down and took to the water to complete their RYA Level 1 sailing qualifications. Starting with dinghies allows them to develop an understanding of the need to feel the boat as they are sailing. Day 1 involved a lot of slightly chilly swimming, but by day 2 all our students had mastered their vessels and sailed across the harbour for a spot of lunch on the other side.
In addition, our Elite Year 10 team sailed Nimrod unaccompanied for the first time. It was a great sight to see such young sailors utterly comfortable in control of their boat. With such speed in the learning, Fastnet 2017 in now becoming a reality!