Contact Roger Drewery
Boatshed Southampton The Engine House,
Royal Clarence Yard,
Weevil Lane,
Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX

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 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.

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