Crew refresher training started earlier than usual this year – necessitated by School on the River bookings and a very early first client trip on 29th March! This year’s training was a ‘back to basics’, reinforcing knowledge and experience of evacuation, fire extinguishers and safety equipment. We mustn’t forget our knot know how too!
How lucky we are to have enjoyed such a warm and glorious spring – the opportunity was not missed to call upon our volunteers to help with the never-ending task of painting. Thanks to the team that turned out Venturer is looking shipshape again. We have a few more tasks to complete including the installation of a new all-singing and -dancing VHF radio which will give us hands-free communication with the bow crew from the wheelhouse.
The new intake of volunteers have also been put through their paces on our new crew training day – we wish them well as we look forward to another season of making memories for crew and clients alike.
Peter Oldham, Skipper