Trips for the Options in Life charity and for the local community

Options in Life members getting "steering time" on Badger.
Options in Life members getting “steering time” on Badger.

This trip took one of Taymara’s regular groups from Options in Life, a organisation which provides care and help to young autistic adults and children.

 

20150713-DSCF4161The water was nice and calm, considerably better than earlier in the week, which provided a peaceful trip for all on board. Unfortunately there were no dolphins, despite the perfect conditions presented. As well as the occasional seal and gannet, there was the opportunity to drive alongside another vessel “Teal” obeying the “Rules of the Road” and demonstrating how to handle a boat with other traffic nearby.  This led into all those on board having a chance at the helm, and learning more about how Badger handles on the water.

 

"Teal", a powerful catamaran currently working in the Tay
“Teal”, a powerful catamaran currently working in the Tay

 

 

Giving an Options in Life member instruction on the wheel
Giving an Options in Life member instruction on the wheel

Later on, there was a scheduled trip for menbers of the local community, which specifically sailed on a trip from the Horseshoe Buoy and along
the Tayport/Newport shore – allowing some awesome close-up views of the Rail and Road bridges and shore-side houses.
(As well as giving Bob a chance to get some photos of his home!).

 

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Badger is well suited to introducing people to boats as well as being great fun to sail in
Badger is well suited to introducing people to boats as well as being great fun to sail in

Everyone enjoyed their time finding out about the Tay and handling Badger as well as numerous other learning opportunities to add to what they’ve already learned during previous trips with Taymara

(With thanks to Connor Nicoll)