“There’s no such thing as poor weather – only unsuitable clothing”
A good thing then that Class 4 were kitted out with wetsuits! A miserable showing from the weather did not dampen our spirits as we arrived bright and early at Glenridding Sailing Centre for a day of raft building. After suiting up and being given a short design brief, we got stuck right into crafting some rafts. Some furious knot-tying later and the seemingly random pile of poles, rope and barrels had been turned into two reasonably seaworthy looking vessels!
There was only one way to prove it, however, and so the race was on with the teams speeding across the lake. Even the sudden whirlpool which appeared courtesy of the safety boat didn’t put the intrepid adventurers off. One team even managed one and a half laps before the inevitable!
All good things must come to an end though, and soon enough the hastily secured barrels began to escape. Before long, nearly everyone had been unceremoniously dumped into the water for a good swim.
A huge thanks to Josh at the Glenridding Sailing Centre for hosting the day for us and a big well done to everyone in Class for for bringing your best smiles, making your own fun and looking out for each other.