DTU Driver Training - Watagans & Stockton - Feb 2012
Attendees – Bob, Peter, Kevin, Aaron and Andrew
The weekend of the 18th and 19th were the dates chosen for several of our club members to complete their advanced driver training course. Kevin was already on Holidays and staying at middle rock in Anna Bay so Aaron and Andrew headed up Friday after work to meet up with him and everyone else met up just off the F3 on Saturday morning along with Tony Vaughan from Central coast 4WD Club who was to be our assessor for the course. Saturday was spent in the Watagan’s running through various scenarios and some actual recoveries not to mention driving some extremely hard tracks and drop offs that some of us were amazed our vehicles were capable of. It was a long day and I think we were all pretty happy to get back to camp and get a good night’s sleep.
Sunday saw us out on Stockton Beach to test out skills with some sand driving. Forethought, planning and team work provide to be the winner on the day. I’m pleased to report that all attending members passed the course with flying colours and while the advanced course is not for everyone it would be great to see all of our members complete the basic course in the future.