Time was taken to celebrate four Stratford members’ recent success in achieving their qualifications as launch drivers and their RYA Level Two licence. The RYA course focuses on low speed close quarters handling, man overboard recovery, an introduction to driving and collision regulations.
“Safety is a matter that we take most seriously here at Stratford upon Avon Boat Club not only for our members, especially the Junior Squad, but also for all river users and the general public,” said Shân Stokes, Stratford Boat Club’s Safety Advisor. “All our safety and training launch drivers are all put through rigorous RYA Level 2 training to ensure that they are up to the highest standards and comply with British Rowing’s recommendations. We are especially pleased to see four more volunteers join the rota.”