I love all things sailing – well, all things boating.
I also love inspiring others to get involved – especially young people.
We all need support in one way or another, and in our region, young people arguably need an extra leg-up. It’s been a tough few years for us all, but to be growing up and trying to figure out life in between all the challenges makes it extra hard.
That’s why I was thrilled to receive the opportunity to support our young people. And yes, you guess it, that involved charts and navigation a passion of mine!
We can all use gadgets and press buttons, but if you really want to sail, really feel at one with the sea and weather you must understand navigation. You can hop on board and watch TV all the time (Plotter/e-charts) or be involved (paper charts and eyes!). Of course, every piece of equipment has its place on board – it’s up to you to choose which dominates…. which you want to be (spectator or participant!)
So in our program of sailing, writing, and photography, we took a look at paper charts – I was so thrilled that most 0f the participants were fascinated with the detail, the information, and what those details meant (and how important they are!).
I hope to run more programs like these – follow us to ensure you don’t miss out.