Roger Drewery

+44 (0)1983 869203
+ 44 (0)7834 733323

As well as being on the ground for boatshed in Southampton. I also run a small RYAregistered training centre from my home in Hythe.

I set up Jolly Roger Sailing in 2016 as an RYA shore based teaching centre andsailing school. The aim of the company is to give excellent, value for money,shore based RYA training in the Southampton Waterside area, the New Forest andbeyond.

I am a RYA Cruising Instructor, Navigation Theory, First Aid and Short-Range Radioinstructor and examiner. I was a classroom a teacher for 20 years, working in arange of schools. My sailing experience goes back to my school days. My firstexperience of offshore sailing was on the OYC ketch Spirit of Boadicea, for 2weeks, sailing from Ipswich to the Channel Islands and back. After this I washooked. I sailed as a Bosun and Mate with the Ocean Youth Club, includingtaking part in many Tall Ships races. In 1992, I raced across the Atlantic inthe 500th anniversary of Columbus Race, on board the OYC ketch LadyBeaverbrook.

​For many years I have volunteered, as a mate and skipper & now Trustee for sailtraining charity Adventures Offshore. They Operate Two 50ft Oyster Ketchesgiven young adults unforgettable experiences. I have worked with a variety ofcrews of various age ranges, many of whom return to sail again and some havetaken up afterguard positions.

​Over the years my passion for sailing has grown into a desire to combine teachingand sailing. In early 2016, I decided to leave education and set up Jolly RogerSailing. My experience in both teaching and sailing allows me to make coursesactive and interesting, whether you are at the beginning of your sailingjourney or more advanced.

The Future

I wish to develop Boatshed Southampton and over the next few years Jolly RogerSailing plans to move into its own premises in the waterside area and, withacquisition of a suitable vessel, start to offer practical courses tocomplement its shore based work.