Our aim is create a fantastic "living history" programme for young people to have the opportunity to learn about and experience first-hand one of the most remarkable survival stories in British maritime history. In 1789, Captain William Bligh, along with eighteen loyalists, were cast adrift in a tiny open boat after the infamous Mutiny on the Bounty. Bligh, together with his crew managed to navigate over 4000 miles across the South Pacific Ocean to safety, surviving on a few meagre rations and just a little rum!
Professional skipper, Conrad Humphreys, joined Channel 4 star, Ant Middleton (SAS Who Dares Wins) and eight crew members to recreate the voyage, which was broadcast by Channel 4 in April 2017. After the series aired, Conrad secured the boat and launched the Bounty Project in partnership with The Island Trust, a charity that provides life-enhancing, residential and day-sailing activities for young people with special needs, disabilities, and those experiencing hardship and deprivation.
We are now preparing Bounty’s End for more adventures and would like you to be part of the story. With your pledge, we will be able to offer schools across Plymouth and the South West UK the opportunity to have their very own Mutiny Experience. In return for your support, we've got some fantastic rewards including some signed Mutiny merchandise and the chance for you to experience your very own micro-adventure onboard Bounty's End.
Your pledge of support will enable:
- Bounty's End to visit schools across Plymouth and the SW
- Production of educational materials and content for local public events
- Historical voyages for young people to experience sailing a traditional boat
- Visits to local historical festivals and public events
- Boat maintenance and logistics to support the Bounty Project
Image: The replica boat was built to the original line drawing by Mark Edwards MBE (Channel 4)
Image: Recreating the voyage, Tonga to Timor, Captain Bligh and his loyalists sailed over 4000 miles to safety
"The children experienced what it was like to be on that boat 200 years ago and what was really wonderful is that we had children from the age of four to eleven absolutely captivated by the story"
Vanessa Harris, Yealmpton Primary School Teacher
How we plan to spend the target funds raised during this crowdfunder campaign:
Crowdfunding helps us achieve our goals and you get to choose some fab rewards. If we manage to go over our target amount of £10,000, we will be able to provide some additional experiences and visits to schools and colleges beyond Plymouth and the South West UK.
So watch the film, choose your reward, make a pledge and join us on the water for your very own #mutinyexperience
Image: Dressing up as a pirate, Schools children from Yealmpton Primary learn about Captain Bligh.
Image: Learning to tie knots onboard Bounty's End during a school visit.
Image: Navigating by traditional methods, learning how to use the sun to get a position fix.
Image: Sponsoring a School visit enables young people to experience a fantastic living history project.
Image: On the road, Bounty's End can make a great impact at a school, corporate or public event.