Tamesis Club

Training from Home 38

Welcome
Last week we looked at wind against tide which isn’t very relevant at Tammy but can be significant when sea sailing .

This got me thinking about what’s Called  Passage Planning which  I’ve occasionally come across on the Solent .
On club sailing weekends at Cowes National Sailing Centre this usually consisted of sailing with a following tide I.e. going East to Wooton Creek or West to Yarmouth .
On the occasion we went to Southampton we experienced really big wind against tide waves which were great fun.
Doing powerboat training exercises with the BBC Dive Club we would always plan our routes to avoid excessive wind against tide .
This video has some serious advice and may help while away the hours of lockdown
Subject: How to Passage Plan (Sailing Virgins) Ep. 24

Take a look at this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/cMuQQuoOwHI

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I also found this video relating to last weeks helicopter rescue info
To: Eric Finlayson <finlaysone2@aol.com>
Subject: Life Flight: Westpac Rescue Helicopter Yacht Rescue

Take a look at this video on YouTube:

https://youtu.be/7LsmYty8eTI

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Sailors Sayings
On a broadcast about the spending review proposal to build more frigates the naval expert pointed out that the relevant shipyards are “choc a bloc “  which is when a sheet is pulled in so tight the pulley blocks are almost touching .
This photo doesn’t quite show it perfectly but does continue the rescue theme
Yachtmaster Quiz
Answer  1.6 the line between the green and yellow areas shows the Mean High Water Springs
Question 1.7 For an anchor warp what is the advantage of nylon Over other materials
Incompetent crew
Roger keeps his boat in Grimsby which is twinned with Bremerhaven so when the big boats are there anyone whom the club who has sailed over counts as an honorary “tall ship”
Having met up in Lemmer the idea was to sail thru the canal system to Delfzil in the NE of Holland
We set off about 9.30:with no clear agreement about the days destination, with five boats in the fleet getting thru locks and bridges made for slow progress.
Much of the canals feel almost like sailing thru someone’s back garden but occasionally they widen-out a bit
Stay safe
Eric Finlayson