Students thank Rotary club for voyage at sea

PUBLISHED: 10:00 21 November 2019 | UPDATED: 12:06 22 November 2019

The students who took part in the Tall Ships scheme.

The students who took part in the Tall Ships scheme.

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Six teenagers enjoyed a life-changing experience on board a tall ship, thanks to Rotary, Nailsea and Backwell.

Over the past few years, the group has sponsored a number of young people to take part in the nautical project.

Six youngsters were chosen to take part in the voyage with the Tall Ships Youth Trust.

The candidates selected three different trips - from Plymouth to Portsmouth, Portsmouth to Poole and one from Brixham.

Alan Davies, from Rotary Nailsea and Backwell believes the youngsters all learnt a lot.

He said: "All sorts of new skills were learnt including knotting, helming, bracing, night watch, cleaning the heads and climbing the mast.

"Although completely exhausted at the end of their trip, the youngsters all said they would love to go again and they all achieved their Royal Yachting Association competent crew certificates."

Five of the adventurers attended a Rotary meeting to thank the group for selecting them.

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