A POLEGATE Guide now has her sea-legs after taking part in a special Challenger Yacht voyage with GirlGuiding.
Hazel Gearing, 17, was part of an all-girls crew of Guiding members from all around the UK sailing the seas in a trip organised by the Tall Ships Youth Trust. In the seven-day leg, Hazel, leader of the 42nd Eastbourne Guides, travelled between Hartlepool and Holland before heading to Portsmouth. Her yacht was one of a fleet of four, all chartered by GirlGuiding North East England. While taking part in the voyage, Hazel had the opportunity to learn a range of new skills such as helming, navigation and night sailing.
Hazel said, “Now I’ve completed the trip I want to travel more, as well as be more adventurous.”