Boulogne trip for East Sussex 1

The crew of the MVS's national training vessel East Sussex 1 braved some of the coldest days of the year in January to cross the English Channel on a weekend training trip from Eastbourne to Boulogne and back.

However, relatively calm conditions and good visibility meant a pleasant passage both ways, with MVS members exercising their skills in port exit and entry and the crossing of the busiest shipping lanes in the world.

ES1 spent the night in the centre of Boulogne, where the marina’s very hot showers proved popular to the frozen crew.

A similar trip will be arranged for the summer and, subject to berth availability, any seagoing MVS member will be welcome.

MVS East Sussex