I learned to scull at YBC when I was 7 surrounded by an experienced older generation who insisted that everything was done properly. Even paddling the ferry (great big thing just like now) the sculling over the stern had to be done properly and that technique has proved so useful many times since. I taught my son to scull at YBC also when he was 7 and like me, he has enjoyed winning elite races all over the country and such was that beneficial grounding we both went on to win events at Henley Royal Regatta and also represent GB. Thank you YBC for helping to start lifetime interests in rowing. Marcus now lives in Switzerland and we thoroughly enjoy double sculling together on Lake Geneva. We have also taught three of the grandchildren to scull at YBC and hope one day when the novelty of school sports wears off they might enjoy sculling once again. The technique is never forgotten and after 70 years I still thoroughly enjoy it.