A Wayfarer sailing dinghy has been generously donated and delivered to the school to support our Maritime curriculum. The dinghy was kindly donated by Mr Lob Vineycomb who delivered it to the school on the 10th of December. Our grateful thanks go to Lob for thinking of us and making the contact through Mr Kirk the DT Technician.
Students will be involved in the small refurbishment required and then will be able to use the dinghy to develop sailing and team working skills once the current pandemic is over and the school sailing club can resume.
This dinghy will double the fleet of the Maritime group in the school which also has another Wayfarer which is undergoing a full restoration. This will take a lot longer before it can take to the water again.
We also have taken delivery of two kits for the OC 16 rowing boat which can be rowed by up to 4 students and a cox. The kit was developed by ‘Oarsome Chance’ a charity based in Gosport who work with students on Maritime Futures as well. These will be built during the next year and will add to the fleet of boats and allow more students to take to the water and experience the maritime environment and give insights into the maritime futures that are available.
If you are interested in supporting the Maritime Futures curriculum in any way please contact the academy.