SUCCESSFUL TALL SHIPS CHALLENGE 2015
Just home from a month's voyage to Norway for a Tall Ships Race to Denmark with the best crew i have ever had the priveledge to sail with.
Steve who wrote this great shanty for us, is now joining us as a trainee.
Amy who joined us at the last minute cooked for us all the way back and may get a job on boats next year.
Vinny is our top man for deckwork and has the chance of a job with a local groundworking firm.
Ted from Yarmouth even took his hat off - said it was “An adventure that I will never forget that has given me a new outlook on life”
Ellis got the hang of the gps to navigate us home toLowestoft, and is well on his way to a career in the merchant navy.
Barrie was mate to Denmark and Bryan joined us for the homeward trip.
Not one whinge as they dragged themselves on watch every four hours. Not one complaint about soaked bedding and clothing.
Not one whimper as strong winds and seas tossed LEILA about.
All passed their RYA WATCHLEADER
APPROACHING the Norwegian coast after a long sail from Holland
Leila – Sea Shanty
CHORUS Leila oh Leila,
In East Anglia you'll see her,
Riding through rivers and rough northern seas.
Leila oh Leila,
Aged, Vintage and Free'r
Than any other soul or vessel in Gods fine blue land.
Shes a raw damp old girl,
As wet as she's rough,
No crew that ain't tough.
She spits in the eye,
Of high class company,
Built of ropes, knots and trees.
She's tears, blood and sweat,
Forms families on deck,
Explore peaceful freedom,
True sailing she protects.
Alike her merry skipper,
Captain Bevan hero,
Wearing a heart as deep as oceans,
No fear on show.
Tall Ships training off Yarmouth May 18 - stormy weather
Next up, YMCA Great Yarmouth on May 4th - also mates training, tall ships training, Ts Warrior half term - keep up to date on facebook.
"Love it an amazing experience had by all a real opportunity to gain new skills and personal confidence. Thank you to all that helped." - Emma Hunt of Dreamworx
We started our New Horizons project on Saturday April 11th with Dreamworx Youth Club, swiftly followed by a five day with The Princes Trust on the 13th and another five day with the Benjamin Foundation on the 20th. We are training six volunteer powerboat instructors in the last week of April. All up and firing!
Local 16 to 18 year olds can get a free five day competent crew course in August - just contact us!
BIG LOTTERY awards us £278,000 for our four year
'NEW HORIZONS' project in Lowestoft and Yarmouth
TALL SHIPS REGATTA 2014
Arrival in Falmouth in August
All sails set for the race -
11th out of 46 overall
Arrving in London -
the first time back for 122 years
Royal visit from ASTO President Duchess of Wessex
Tall Ships crew come back to volunteer - august 2014
Sailing into Yarmouth - July 2014
A great week with
Reydon Youth Club, The Loft.
Funds are coming in for sailing from the Shipwrights Guild, Transforming Suffolk Fund, The Suffolk Fund, PD James Trust,Councillors Ladd, Mountford and Hackett.
Southwold Lions have paid for a new jibtop and an AIS transponder. Still waiting on our Lottery application.
Read all about it - pages 22 to 26. Classic Boat, March issue.
"A 'simple job' that turned into a four-year restoration nightmare? Now where have we heard that before! Leila, an 1892 gaffer took more than a bit of TLC to get back on the water. But when you see the pictures and hear the story of her renaissance, you'll understand why. "
SAIL with us in 2014!
April to July - East Coast and Continent.
Daysails, weekends, five day adventures. Charter, sail training. classic regattas.
July and August - The West Country.
Douarnanez festival in Brittany, explore the Scillies, sealife safaris, race in Falmouth Week.
August 30 to September 7 - Tall Ships Race.
From Falmouth to Greenwich, London, via the Solent. Only six places this year, so book early.
September to November - Autumn on the East Coast.
ASTO Hammon Innes Race from Ipswich to Cowes, August 2013.
November 2013 - trustees needed - can you help? - four meetings a year - find out more.
August 2013 ... Leila's first race in 100 years.
9 out of 26 in class B Tall Ships race, Latvia to Poland, 36th overall.
Crew - Tai, Jake, Alex and Sam.
Tall ships race july 19 , in helsinki ready for cruise in company, new engine a dream.
July 10 -in copenhagen fitting a new engine. Missed the first race. Crew transferrredto De Gallant. Hope to sail for Helsinki Friday. Cruise, race 2 and rest of programmme stilll very much on.
June 15/16 - Suffolk Yacht Harbour Classics. Going like a train!Carter Jonas family on board for Ssturday and Whayman/Trickers on Sunday
June 1st - our third successful bike ride finished at Leila's Lowestoft berth.
25/26 May, first charter to Southwold and back - success - tacked and gybed under sail- see facebook.