The UVHS Sailing club have two sailing evenings before the dark nights set in and then will do some more in the summer. So, on Tuesday 4th October and 11th October we went up in the minibus to Water Park on Coniston and the students had a fantastic teacher Ian, who briefed them on how to rig a dinghy, then set them off to sail in pairs. I was delighted by how quickly they picked up helming and crewing, such naturals it just seemed they could do no wrong. Watching them pull in the sheet of the gib, set a true course with the wind direction and shoot off down the lake at a rapid set of knots was amazing when you consider this was most of their first time in a boat! Once the wind died down we were left with no other alternative than to tip the boats over and practise capsize drill! The noise level drowned out even the jets flying over, very exciting. It’s quite tricky to right a boat but all managed this task brilliantly, so good they kept on capsizing until we had to tow them all safely back to shore.
The two experienced sailors sailed a catamaran called a dart and flew above the lake until they abandoned it to join in with capsizing boats!
All safely returned to UVHS, dry, warm, hungry and ready to sleep!
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Ulverston Victoria High School
Springfield Road, Ulverston, Cumbria, LA12 0EB
Tel: 01229 483900