Donated by Shelia Peacock
Our new Access dinghy was donated by Sheila Peacock in memory of her husband, John, and will be named "John Peacock". She visited at Noss on 28 June to see the new boat in action. Many thanks to Sheila for her generous donation.
John had a full career in the army, serving with the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers. During this time he was particularly involved in the field of Adventure Training and was lucky enough to go on a number of mountaineering expeditions to the Arctic, the Antarctic and to the Himalayas, as well as taking part in a ski traverse of the whole length of the Alps, and sailing. Following his retirement from the army, he spent four very busy years as the Director of the RYA Seamanship Foundation, which offered offshore cruising for blind sailors, provided single-handed trimarans (called Challengers) for physically handicapped sailors, and opportunities for young able-bodied sailors to skipper small cruising yachts. He finally retired happily to Devon to walk and to sail.