Roger DreweryBoatshed Southampton
About Roger Drewery
I started working with Boatshed Southampton in July 2017.
What did you do before working with Boatshed?
I am a RYA YACHTMSTER INSTRUCTOR & Run Jolly Roger Sailing Ltd www.jollyrogersailing.co.uk delivering 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 in the 500th anniversary of Columbus Race, on board the OYC ketch Lady Beaverbrook.
What do you enjoy most about working with Boatshed?
I love learning and every day I can learn something new about a different boat.
Are you a motorboater or a sailor?
Sailing is my work and passion
What is your most memorable boating experience?
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.