Tamesis Club

Training (Working from Home) 21/11

Welcome to lesson 11, hope you are well

The club is taking tentative steps to Start Sailing again. At the moment this doesn’t include training but I’ll keep you informed of any developments.
I’ve always thought Man Overboard recovery is a very good test of sailing ability as well as being a pretty useful skill in an emergency .
The following clip also covers being towed which can be very useful on the river.
An RYA version is also worth a look

Take a look at this video on YouTube
https://youtu.be/CvQTE2wdF50
On the river it’s sometimes difficult to get far enough away before tacking but at least you don’t have to worry about the current.  Also with the flukey winds we have to deal with it can be very tricky.  The main thing is to ‘play’ the sail letting it out and pulling it in to control speed.  From experience Dog Overboard recovery is even harder as the victim can be surprisingly fast.  We don’t use real victims on the river though.

A important member of the team is Paul the bosun , as well as fixing boats he does a mean highland fling.

We keep a defects log by the phone in the clubhouse so if you notice something wrong on a boat you should make a note of it there. .

Sailors sayings
Mind your Ps and Qs relates to the slate used in pubs to keep a tally of each customers drinks ie number of Pints and Quarts .
Next week. Dead Beat

Fun with Boats
Another little project

Big Boat Stuff (Incompetent crew)
There is an extensive calendar of events planned around the Tall Ships event but it’s also fun just to wander around looking at the people.
And lots and lots of boats.
Yachtmaster Quiz
Answer 3.2 A Gnomic Projection shows the great circle route as a straight line.
Question 3.3   A motor cruiser has a heading of 90 degrees T and a logged speed of 12 knots.  There is a north to south tidal stream of 3 knots.  Is the ground speed faster than the log speed?
Stay safe – see you next week.