Tamesis Club

Tammy Trains

On Sunday several of our regulars were joined by new members from the Push The Boat Out open day the previous Saturday  making an impressive group for the RYA inspection.
A busy morning on shore sessions included  “simulator “ going about land drill , a must for a northerly wind!

In the afternoon there was just enough wind for everyone to get lots of helming practice with little risk of an accidental capsize .

However some students took the chance to do their recovery drill and as usual by the end of the day the youngsters were pleading to be allowed to capsize.

Please note Oppies are hard to capsize but come up like a bathtub.

Seriously they are also prone to invert so I suggest they aren’t deliberately capsized unless temporary masthead buoyancy can be provided .
The RYA Safety Boat video has more advice.

Report and photos Eric Finlayson