Leg 3 / Day 6
The young people from Deckham Community Centre were justly pleased with themselves as they were presented with certificates of achievement and RYA Competent Crew qualifications at the end of a challenging Leg from Hartlepool.
They were joined, on Thursday evening, by members of the Leg 4 group who start their Leg aboard Duet on Saturday. “I think the new crew was very funny and easy to get along with. I didn’t think I would acheive my certificate but I did” said Bethany. “I am very proud of what I have done. The expereince was great fun and it was good to meet new people.”
The Leg 3 Champion Callum Airlee came straight from his own moment of honor when he carried the Olympic Torch through his home town earlier in the day.
“Callum seemed down to earth” said Conner, “and the new crew seem canny”.
“It was nice to show the new crew what we have learned and really good to get my certificate. I didn’t think I would stay but I did and I really enjoyed myself” said Kyra
The young people were also congratulated by their group leaders.
“Well done Deckham crew. You worked really hard and I am very, very proud of you” said Ashley.
Rounding off the evening the group leader Steve congratulated the young people and wished the new crew well “I am proud of our young people for getting their RYA Competent Crew certificates. Tonight was really good and it was great to meet someone who has carried the Olympic Torch for our country. Thank you Callum and good luck to the new crew.”