21st October 2014
Trinity pupils participate in the Tall Ships Race
5 Trinity CCF cadets ( MC Belle, Lucy Ellison, Gus Bascombe, Josh Trickett, Connor Hare) as part of a crew of 8 + Skipper, 1st Mate (Geraldine Poulet-Bowden) and 2nd Mate on board DASHER ,a Nicholson 54 Joint Services yacht, crossed the finishing line off the Isle of Wight in 2nd position late last night as part of the TALL SHIPS RACE /REGATTA.
Out of 50 odd vessels it is no mean achievement. They were even congratulated by the huge square rigger of the Polish Navy who finished behind them.
After their impressive finish they continued on to Margate and then on to The Thames Estuary and and West India Docks in the Isle of Dogs.What an exciting end to their summer holidays.
Attached is a snapshot of them during the Crews parade in the streets of Falmouth before the start of the race.
Lt (CCF) Gerard Poulet RNR
o/c RN Section