Female berth holders have been getting some top boating tips at a special Ladies’ Day run by Sutton Harbour Marina in Plymouth and the Royal Yachting Association.. Ten women took part in the sessions which were held as a part of the RYA’s Active Marina Programme at Sutton Harbour Marina and led by RYA instructor and fellow berth holder Wendy Langdon. The training covered lock passage, picking up a mooring, manoeuvering and berthing, to help the ladies improve in confidence when entering and exiting Sutton Harbour lock and maneuvering their boats around the marina and Plymouth Sound.
The day included lunch at harbourside brasserie Zucca, giving the berth holders a chance to socialise and get to know each other.
Among those taking part in the Ladies’ Day was Sutton Harbour Marina berth holder Julia Rowley, who said: “The Ladies’ Day was a great chance to brush up on my boat handling skills, and it was lovely to meet some of the other women who have berths here at Sutton Harbour. Wendy was a brilliant trainer and all the staff at Sutton Harbour were all very welcoming – I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for future Active Marina events to take part in.”
Since this event we have run further events at both Sutton Harbour and Mayflower Marina.