Hi hope you are well. Welcome to lesson 8This 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 videohttps://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 transomNext week. Give a wide berth