Roger Drewery - Boatshed Southampton
As well as being on the ground for boatshed in Southampton. I also run a small RYA registered training centre from my home in Hythe.
I set up Jolly Roger Sailing in 2016 as an RYA shore based teaching centre and sailing 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 Radio instructor and examiner. I was a classroom a teacher for 20 years, working in a range of schools. My sailing experience goes back to my school days. My first experience of offshore sailing was on the OYC ketch Spirit of Boadicea, for 2 weeks, sailing from Ipswich to the Channel Islands and back. After this I was hooked. I sailed as a Bosun and Mate with the Ocean Youth Club, including taking 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 sail training charity Adventures Offshore. They Operate Two 50ft Oyster Ketches giving young adults unforgettable experiences. I have worked with a variety of crews of various age ranges, many of whom return to sail again and some have taken up after guard positions.
Over the years my passion for sailing has grown into a desire to combine teaching and sailing. In early 2016, I decided to leave education. My experience in both teaching and sailing allows me to make courses active and interesting, whether you are at the beginning of your sailing journey or more advanced.