Tamesis Club

Tammy Trains

Sunday was a beautiful sunny day, the combination of strong stream with a North Easterly wind promised to be ideal for the Seamanship Skills course where many of the skills relate more to sea sailing than river sailing.
In particular we hoped to do exercises like anchoring or picking up a mooring with wind with or against tide and lee shore beach landings.
Sadly on the day the current increased and the wind dropped badly.
We did manage to do some “rudderless” sailing at the cost of continually drifting down towards the weir  plus even more towing and being towed practise.
In addition we managed to complete a  Level 1 course, continue Assistant Instructor training and even do a bit on the in-house Safety Boat training.
Business as usual next Sunday?
Eric Finlayson