Tamesis Club

Tammy Trains

Sailing Backwards. Photo: Eric Finlayson
The seamanship skills course students had a busy and productive day on Sunday.
photo Eric Finlayson
In the morning we concentrated on theory including more knots, whipping and heat sealing ropes plus reefing land drill.
On the water we worked on sailing backwards, Man Over Board, reefing on the water and heaving to.   A bit more towing practise helped.
This wasn’t made easy by a fairly strong current against a northerly wind but a closely fought fun race provided the ideal end to a great day.
More fun next Sunday
Eric Finlayson