This page is for future use… Every few years we need to start the Youth section again because our young sailors….well… they stop being young!!!
Adventurers Set Sail on Hardiesse
On May Bank Holiday Sunday a group of seven intrepid junior sailors (aged 8-13), from Mounts Bay Sailing Club, set off in brilliant sunshine (and light breezes) from Kiln Quay, Flushing for a day on Hardiesse.
Hardiesse is a 50-foot, two-masted ketch (or small tall ship), which is purpose built as a sail training vessel for younger sailors (www.hardiesse.org)
Skipper (Chris Stone) and assistant (Mike Alway) of the Hardiesse spent the day sharing their extensive knowledge and skills with a super keen bunch of young sailors (who are normally used to racing 10-foot Mirror dinghies out of Marazion).
The children thoroughly immersed themselves from the beginning; setting and trimming the sails, and helming the ship out of Falmouth Harbour, past Pendennis Point and out into open waters
When out in Falmouth Bay, the children climbed rigging to the crow’s nest and some further to the top of the mast, while others went out to the end of the bowsprit.
After anchoring up for lunch, a few braved swinging out from the yard arm into the water (a good cure for seasickness too).
A thoroughly great day was had by all, with much noise, laughter and ‘singing’, as well as learning about how to sail a tall ship.
Tommy and Emily setting sail. Photo: Charlotte Cattran