I developed many skills such as working well in a team, coping well in tough situations and time keeping. A typical day would include waking up around 7am, eating breakfast as a team and preparing the ship for the day ahead. This would include winching, hoisting the sails, tacking, jibing and rigging. All sailing activities required strong team work and dedication, skills I feel we all developed individually. The highlight of the voyage for me, was making genuinely good friends for life. Even though a week is not a long time, it is a very intense amount of time to spend with people you don’t know in very close proximity. Consequently, I became very close to a few of the girls. We were a mixture of youth workers and people from the Time to Shine Internship scheme. We now share the memories of sailing to Portsmouth, Aldany, Dorset, Jersey and the Isle of Wight. I have no doubt that the crew will keep in touch and will take on a challenging voyage in the near future.