Many of you will know that one of our Watersports Instructors, Alfie Butler, was given a life changing opportunity to join the prestigious Clipper Round the World Yacht Race for the first leg from the UK to Uruguay. Team Archie chose Alfie as the recipient of their Clipper Bursary after an impressive interview and his desire to motivate other young people to achieve their dreams.
He began his 7 week adventure as the youngest crew member on the yacht Zhuhai on September 3rd 2023. The first leg took them to Puerto Sherry in Spain en route to Punta del Este in Uruguay.
Here at AHOY we were keen to catch up with Alfie when he returned a couple of weeks ago. The whole team at AHOY had been following his progress and in particular the young people that Alfie works with were excited to be able to plot his journey on the wall chart that they produced.
When talking about the experience, it is clear to see the enthusiasm and excitement the voyage has generated. Not only has Alfie learnt a huge amount about sailing a large yacht in many differing conditions but he found that working in a team made up of people of all ages from all walks of life the most rewarding side of it all. Read more here
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