Young West Sussex sailors are on an epic voyage

From left, Jacob Kennard, Gavin Moon, Ian Doyle and Sarah Talboys-Smith with Shanon Rees and Rodney Watson at the front
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TWO students have set sail on the adventure of a lifetime across the North Sea.

Jack Upton and Coral Lolaczynski-Castagne, both aged 16, who attend Bourne Community College in Southbourne, near Emsworth, have set sail from Newcastle on the 200ft tall ship Stavros S Niarchos.

They will be sailing up the coast to Montrose in Scotland before crossing the North Sea to Holland.

They will then sail back to England to complete their voyage in London when they sail under Tower Bridge next Wednesday.

The pair are among a crew of 48 students – aged from 16 to 18 – from 24 schools across the UK taking part in the 11th anniversary of Tall Ships Youth Trust Voyage of Achievement.

Tim Law, operations director at Tall Ships Youth Trust, said: ‘For many this voyage will be a life-changing experience. A tall ship voyage takes people out of their comfort zone and they will find things within themselves that they did not realise were there.’