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Yachtsman Conrad Humphreys takes Guernsey students out on Bounty's End boat

The sailor has been taking out students on the Bounty's End to help them develop skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving. Credit: ITV Channel TV

Guernsey school children have had the chance to learn new skills out on the water with renowned sailor Conrad Humphreys this week.

The triple round-the-world yachtsman was the skipper on the boat Bounty's End in the recreation of Captain Bligh's story of survival, Mutiny on the Bounty, for Channel 4.

Using traditional navigation equipment and surviving off the same rations as Bligh, nine men were cast adrift near the Kingdom of Tonga in a replica boat. They navigated across 4,000 miles of ocean to recreate Bligh's voyage. Humphreys then bought the boat after the mission was complete to use it for educational purposes.

The famous sailor has been taking out members of the Guernsey Sailing Trust on the Bounty's End to help them develop skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving. The aim is to increase their confidence and imagination through learning about the stories of Bligh and using the traditional equipment on-board.

We're thrilled that Conrad is bringing Bounty's End to Guernsey. Schoolchildren from across the Island's schools will get the chance to go sailing with Conrad.

This experience will not only offer them the chance to learn new physical skills in sailing, but also develop skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving, as well as increasing confidence and imagination.

– Sarah Creasey, Guernsey Sailing Trust General Manager