Tamesis Club

Training from Home 22

As well as continuously updating clubs on Covid rules the RYA is trying to get Brexit clarity in particular about EU visas and Vat on returning boats so are asking members to sign a petition .

The RNLI have also been busy lately issuing info on beach safety
Subject: Shared from the RNLI – Be+Safe+on+the+Beach+this+Summer+with+the+RNLI+|+Beach+Safety+2020
I learn that the London station is the busiest In Britain despite only being opened after the Marchioness disaster.
It may be only a story but I did hear that the first time their big rib cane up past Teddington they sank a rowing eight with their wake.
Continuing the powerboat theme apart from the Hampton Ct trip most of the towing we do is either race safety boat or training doing short trips as quickly as possible so using the side tow method often without springs.
The important points are to make sure the powerboat is behind the dinghy and in a turn make sure you are on the outside.
Sailors Sayings
Being on the right tack
Remembering that sailing can be fun, the Wayfarer is a great family boat, roomy stable and versatile.  People have sailed them round Britain, over the North Sea or just up and down the river.
The fastest most comfortable point of sailing is the reach.
Take a look at this video on YouTube:
 Definitely fun
Big Boat Bits
Incompetent Crew
Enkhuizen is beside the dam separating the Ijselmere from the Markenmere
Once thru the lock
It’s a short sail to Hoorn, once the centre of the East India Trade.
The Westfries Museum has lots of good stuff.
Re last weeks Titanic ship in a bottle mistake was that  it had smoke coming out of all four funnels but one of them is actually a dummy.
Yachtmaster Quiz
Answer from last week:  The dangerous semicircle is where the winds are strongest.
This week’s question
Why is a vessel with a single prop but two rudders hard to steer going forward until some speed is gained?
Stay safe
Eric Finlayson