Tamesis Club

Training (Working from Home) 21/8

Hi hope you are well.  Welcome to lesson 8
This week we are looking at landing which is important as you can imagine, not the least to minimise damage to club boats.
Trouble is boats don’t have brakes so it’s hard to stop without hitting something or going head to wind.  Have a look at this video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YEAcLC6qcjY&app=desktop
Hope that helps .
We have finger jetties which can make things easier but have to contend with the further problem of current.
This info from the advanced seamanship skills course is useful.
For now just don’t Ever try to land between the finger jetties.
When landing it’s vital to have a “Plan B” just in case the wind changes at the last minute.
Thinking about taking care of the boats here is Peter one of our assistant instructors, he is a keen racer but helps keep the fleet on the water.
Sailors Sayings
Chock a block is when the mainsheet is pulled in really tight (when sailing close hauled ) so that the pulley block on the boom nearly touches the one on the transom
Next week.  Give a wide berth
Incompetent Crew

Tuesday (Dienstag ) 11th Day trip to Cruxhaven ( €13 , time 50 ) Nice little town with a harbour and a marina .

We had lunch in the yacht club.  Sole and potato salad (souled mit kartofelsalat )  and saw one of the tall ships on their way to Bremerhaven
Yachtmasters Quiz
A 2.9  Range is halfway between Spring and Neaps so Rate is 2kns
Q 2.10 Who registers 406MHz EPIRBS (Emergency Position Radio Beacons)?
I’m awaiting more info from the RYA about how/when training can restart.
Note there is an update to CPR re Covid .  Defibrillate machine is in the club foyer.

Check out “Out of Hospital Cardiac Arrest Guidance during COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Pandemic” from RCUK on Vimeo.

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See you next week
Stay safe
Eric Finlayson