He also said that the BBC weather forecasts tended to be out by a couple of hours because the computed programme they used didn’t take account of friction but no-one dared guess a more accurate time. By now you might have had a “trip round the bay” with an instructor but before putting you on the water on a narrow busy river we would do a session of dry land training On how to turn the boat or “tack”
This video is pretty good
Let me know if this doesn’t work
>> I found it by googling how to tack a dinghy and it’s by the RYA
>> we teach it from”reach to reach” ie sailing across the wind .
>> Here is how we would actually teach you
That’s Howard another of our instructors, he says sailing is solving problems on the water.
I started to reread Master And Commander and came across a typical weather description “ a two reef topsail breeze rattling the fronds of the palm trees “
Before the Beaufort scale came into use there was a rather cumbersome system relating to what sail a well set up man of war could carry .
I managed to find a chart relating the two systems and thinks this might be a bit contradictory
A2.6 Flying the ensign upside down is not an International distress signal
Q 2.7 In navigation what is the word that describes the effect of the wind blowing the boat sideways?
My mate Roger’s home port Grimsby is twinned with Bremerhaven so whenever the Tall Ships are there any Grimsby boat which sails over counts as an honorary Tall Ship
The approach is quite impressive
One of the benefits is temporary free membership of the rather grand yacht club
Here is Lady in Blue snugly moored
It’s still not clear when we will be able to start training but we are watching the situation as it develops