12th July 2011 (Morna Brown)

Morna Brown (17) from Stromness sailed in the Waterford to Greenock race leg on the Astrid. She was really proud when her ship came 2nd in the Class A race.

She has been involved in all aspects of the sailing experience – raising sail, climbing masts and all, describing going up the mast as “Amazing”.

Commenting on her adventure, Morna said: “The atmosphere has been fantastic. The ship crew made it feel just like home. I would jump at the opportunity to take part again.

“Now I can’t wait for the ships to arrive in Orkney – I’m so looking forward to catching up with some of the trainees that I met on the Race.”