As part of the Mayflower 400 celebrations we were invited by Plymouth City Council to introduce Plymouth's children to our Maritime History and to join other beautiful traditional boats sailing together around Plymouth Sound. Four lucky schools were chosen to board Lynher for this Spirit of Adventure day from 4th to 7th May. On our first day we had Montpellier Primary. On this day we had very strong gusty gales and rain so we were unable to leave the Mayflower Marina pontoon. However the children had a fantastic time learning how to use Lynher's crane to hoist "goods" aboard. Pictured above are Plymouth's Marine Academy Primary children who were with us on the last days and look how wonderful the weather was then! They were able to learn how to operate the sails, by sweating and tailing and how to use the anchor winch with us to wind up the anchor. Whilst we sailed around Plymouth Sound they tried out their knot tying skills to the tune of their Sea Shanties.
A big thank you goes to Plymouth City Council who organised and launched the crowdfunder that enabled the schools to set sails. And also to Cattewater Harbour Commissioner who donated a whopping £10,000 check towards this educational venture, alongside with all the other generous donors. The Spirit of Adventure is not over yet, we are looking forward to welcoming young carers during the weekend of 17-18 July, stay tuned for a big surprise!