Roger DreweryBoatshed Southampton
Contact Roger Drewery
Royal Clarence Yard,
Gosport, Hampshire, PO12 1AX
About Roger Drewery
I started working with Boatshed Southampton in July 2017, and after a trip to Australia & New Zealand in September 2022, returned in March 2023.
What did you do before working with Boatshed?
I am a RYA Yachtmaster Instructor delivering navigation theory, first aid and short-range radio instructor and examiner, and currently run a small RYA centre in Southampton.
Previous to this I was a classroom 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 attracted you to become part of the Boatshed team?
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 a 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.