Teddington Scouts visit Tamesis for boat training

On Thursday 25 May Tamesis Club welcomed members and officers of the 1st Teddington Scout Group.
After a brief explanation of the basics of sailing the group were given a detailed safety briefing then fitted with buoyancy aids.
This was followed by a quick “on shore” demonstration of boat handling.
The visitors were then split up between those who wished to take part in the normal Thursday race in a National 18 or to get further instruction with an RYA instructor in a Wayfarer or Laser 2000.
Those opting for instruction went on a cruise up river to Kingston Bridge gaining experience in sail setting and helming.
The weather could not have been better, although the wind was particularly fickle.
On returning to the club the visitors were eager to jump into the river whilst the instructors put the boats away before enjoying a well deserved pint.
The visitors seemed to have enjoyed the experience and the instructors gained useful experience dealing with a large and high spirited group.
Tamesis is an RYA approved training centre offering a variety of courses for all ages and experience and has recently added Start Racing to its extensive range of courses.
The club welcomes new members whether experienced sailors or absolute beginners.

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