On the 12th of April – 16th of April 2010 I embarked on the trip of a lifetime.
I received a scholarship from friends of the Paul McGuire Maritime Library to sail on the One and All sailing ship.
The One & All is a tall ship that carted grain through the bight.
We sailed from Wallaroo to Port Vincent, stopping at Emu Bay.
On the ship we helped with general running of the ship until we learnt the ropes.
On the Wednesday the students were handed the boat to sail ourselves.Our supervisors had taught us enough, and trusted us enough to navigate and sail to Port Vincent ourselves.
And we did so perfectly.
Whilst on the One & All I made some wonderful new friends and I will never forget the amazing time I had.
I would like to thank the friends of Paul McGuire Maritime Library, Community Mentoring – Inner North and Gepps Cross Girls High School for this opportunity, it was truly amazing.
Jess Francis
Year 10 
Gepps Cross Girls High School