New Downside Sailing Boats

Pupils and staff thoroughly enjoyed taking two new Downside branded sailing boats out recently.

The weather stayed bright as the Royal Navy section of the CCF  visited the Bristol Corinthian Yacht Club. Some pupils went windsurfing, whilst others enjoyed swimming practice. Cadets enjoyed racing boats in pairs, in preparation for the forthcoming CCF National Regatta. Despite the odd capsize and too close encounter with the pond weed in the very shallow areas, good fun was had by all. The boats have kindly been provided by two Old Gregorians and have snazzy new sails proudly displaying the Gregorian cross.