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SAILING STORIES: Northwood school gets Sea Cadet visit ahead of yacht race round the world

 Published on: 17th May 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

A Northwood school got a special visit from a sea cadet in preparation for her race around the world on a yacht.

Karen Fulton was welcomed to speak at the Northwood College for Girls as part of their ‘Horizons’ programme and spoke about her work as a recreation officer for the Sea Cadets in London, and her sailing in the ‘Clipper Round the World Yacht Race’.

 The event, which has been taking place across May, is one of the most ambitious contests around for ordinary people, with 11 identical yachts embarking on an ocean race around the world.

Karen is sailing as part of the ‘Dare to Lead’ team, with their yacht promoting the inspirational concepts of team work, determination and leadership.

Speaking to the students about the lessons you learn while at sea, Karen said: “There are times when you just want to sit down, or you are tired and cold, but people are relying on you, and you have to support each other and keep going.”

When asked about her favourite moments of the ocean, she stated: “”One key thing about doing adventurous things is there are so many memories – and you always remember the fun stuff rather than the hard stuff!

“I think watching dolphins play on the bow of the boat never fails to amaze me. Sunsets and sun rises are just the best at sea, as well as sleeping in the open under a mosquito net in Australia – the stars at night are just amazing!”

“Additionally, nothing compares to crossing the finishing line on a race after over a week at sea.”

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