Island Trust trustee, Conrad Humphreys is pleased to have purchased (from Windfall Films) Bounty’s End, the replica 23 foot wooden vessel that was used in the current Channel 4 series, Mutiny. As a professional skipper, Conrad was the sailing master for the hit TV show.
Conrad is keen to create a “living history” legacy project, whereby young people will have the opportunity to sail in the boat and experience some of what it entailed to be part of this incredible historical programme, following in the footsteps of Captain Bligh.
The Bounty Project will see an exciting and inspiring collaboration between Conrad and The Island Trust to support young and disadvantaged people with life changing voyages at sea.
Conrad is currently undertaking a public lecture tour about recreating Captain Bligh’s 4000 mile voyage and will be raising funds for The Island Trust in support of this new initiative. The funds will go towards providing sailing opportunities, school visits, talks and events so that young people can understand more about the magic of Bligh and this most famous voyage in British history.
Conrad said, “To be given the opportunity to take a group of strangers on such an amazing voyage and see how they grew was such an incredible part of this re-creation. I think people will relate to the challenges we all faced and overcome whilst at sea and I want this story to continue whereby young people have the chance to explore, dream and discover the opportunities that sailing and adventure can bring.”
Dick Lloyd MBE, Founder, “The Island Trust is hugely excited about working with our Trustee, Conrad, on this pioneering and unique venture that will enable young people, many of them disadvantaged, to experience the joy and challenge of life on board Bounty’s End. The project will add an extra dimension to our services to young people, who will not only learn about the skills necessary to survive in and navigate this relatively small wooden vessel, but also about the personal skills and attributes required to be part of a successful team – able to motivate one’s self and others, and to take responsibility for actions and their consequences.
We have been proud to watch Conrad inspire and guide the crew during the TV series and we look forward to raising the aspirations and widening the horizons of a new generation of young sailors, to whom he has set such a wonderful example.”