What an achievement

Leg 3 / Day 6

Callum Airlie presents certificates to Leg 3The 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.”

Crews of Leg 3 and Leg 4 meet

Crews of Leg 3 and Leg 4 meet in Eyemouth with ex-Harbour Master Jonny Johnson




Arrived Eyemouth

Leg 3 / Day 6

Exhausted crew following arrival in Eyemouth

Exhausted crew following arrival in Eyemouth

Congratulations to the crew of Duet who have arrived in Eyemouth to conclude a challenging voyage from Hartlepool. They are now resting before making preparations to join members of the group who will sail Leg 4, for a fish and chip supper this evening.

Also joining them for the supper will be the Champion for Leg 4, Callum Airlee, a 16 year old sailor who represents Great Britain racing 420 dinghies. Callum will congratulate the crew and present them with V2S badges and certificates of achievement.

Today is also a big day for Callum who will be carrying the Olympic Torch through his home town today.

The young people from Deckham Community Centre will bid farewell to Duet tomorrow with a the new group joining on Saturday.