Our instructors just keep getting better!

Not content to rest on their laurels, Croydon Sailing Club instructors Neil and Janice, along with prospective instructor Valeria, headed out to Queen Mary reservoir to attend a one day seamanship skills course as part of the RYA’s Instructor Professional Development CPD programme.

Running from 09:30 until just after 18:00 in force 4-5 winds, senior instructor Steve Baverstock put all the attendees through their paces, working through all the important seamanship skills, from man overboard to rudderless sailing via lee shore landings, punctuated with amazing opportunities to throw open the spinnakers and take advantage of the fantastic conditions to plane across the wide open spaces the reservoir has to offer. And practice the occasional, impromptu capsize drill.

A fantastic time had by all, so a big thanks to Steve and Queen Mary Sailing Club for hosting a great day’s sailing.

Throwing open the spinnakers

There are more pictures from the course on Facebook and, if you’re an instructor, or training to be one, you can find out more about the RYA’s CPD training days by clicking here.