Tamesis Club

Training from Home 12

Welcome to Training from Home

By this stage you would be able to sail away from the wind, across the wind and by tacking, into the wind.
Since there aren’t any other possibilities that means in theory you could sail to Australia.
To practice these skills we would set you a triangular course
I don’t think there is an audio on this video but it also revises points of sailing

We would actually use a course where the reach would be a steady broad reach and the downwind leg a training run.

Assuming an offshore wind this is what we’d get you to do.

We’d try to get you to use what you learned about the five essentials.

We provide paddles in some boats and encourage students to use them to get out of difficulty like being lee shored.

We might even give you a chance to do a bit of rowing

Last week we mentioned being towed , this comes in handy on our annual expedition to Hampton Court

Fun with boats



.Sailors sayings

Answers from last week:

Dead beat relates to the compass and means the needle quickly settles down to its Correct position .

New one for next week

Hunky Dory.

Big Boat Stuff

Incompetent Crew

From Hindeloopen we sailed South then East to Lemmer.

This time we stayed in a large marina a bit outside of town

It was a very long walk to get to the centre of town but there were lots of boats to look at on the way

Rogers boat is what’s called long keel which I assume looks a bit like this .

One advantage is that it’s less likely to broach in a storm .

It was worth the walk , there are lots of pubs and restaurants beside the canal which runs thru the middle of town.

There are lots of craft beers available and reasonably priced food.

I had lived in Amsterdam in 1970 and knew about rijstaffel , the Indonesian equivalent of Indian Thali  Selection of dishes

And loempias (like spring rolls ) Roger had tried Nash And Bami Goreng

Next week “party on ! “

Yachtmaster quiz

When entering a harbour with a red white and green safety sector light you are in green you need to turn to port.

You should not use a foam extinguisher on an electrical fire

New questions

What is the key safety feature of a DSC VHF?

In a weather  forecast what is meant by “later”?

Next week we’ll talk about racing but in the mean time you can view some of our members taking part in this virtual racing .

Anyone who hasn’t tried Virtual Regatta can download the App and have some practice before joining the racing.  To join in please follow these steps:

Register on the Virtual Regatta Inshore website.  The web address is: https://www.virtualregatta.com/en/ .  You can access this site from your Mac or PC and also download the App to your phone or tablet.  Registering is free and you do not need to buy anything during games

See you next week

Stay safe

Eric Finlayson