Sailing on the Solent! - Hurstpierpoint College

Sailing on the Solent!

Despite there being little wind, the crew worked really well together and learned a lot about all the parts of a boat, points of sail, and how to helm. The anchorage was in Bembridge Harbour, near a beach close to the harbour entrance, and the crew were able to go for a swim. The team devoured a sumptuous lunch (provided by Mrs Poole), before setting off again on their return journey.

The crew were able to take in the sights of the Solent forts and the underwater submarine barrier that runs from Horse Sands Fort to Southsea. A quick tour of Portsmouth Harbour revealed the absence of the Royal Navy’s Aircraft Carriers and Destroyers. No doubt busy somewhere! Simon Poole, Psychology Teacher