Many of you will be aware that the club has hired a dinghy for adult tuition during this season. This has been very successful and to judge from the reaction of participants, appreciated. One such reaction is given below:
“As a new TSC member and novice sailor, I feel extremely grateful and inspired by the recent adult sailing tuition days I attended and therefore felt compelled to write a few lines.
During the four days I attended, we took Derek Burchell’s beautiful yacht, Merganser, a safety rib, and sailing dinghies out to Mersea Quarters and anchored up. From there we would use Merganser as a base for tea, coffee breaks and lunch, which Derek’s partner Ade kindly hosted. On all the days that I attended, I was joined by sailors with various abilities and Derek was supported by other club instructors. Whilst attending the TSC adult sailing tuition days I received outstanding instruction from Derek and his instructors and attained RYA certificate one.
Incredibly, for all of the time given by instructors, the high level of instruction and the organisation the adult tuition days must have taken, I was asked to pay a nominal fee for the boat TSC had hired for the season from Bradwell. I suppose this is one of the many benefits of belonging to a sailing club like Tollesbury.
I’m not sure if there are any further adult tuition dates scheduled but I would be very keen to continue receiving structured instruction and I would encourage any other club member who wants to better their sailing skills not to miss out on the next possible opportunity.
Well done and thanks to all those involved.”