Tamesis Club

Training (Working from home ) 21/7


I was looking for a good video on the upwind leg of a race when I came across the following which I liked so much I’m sharing it.

Take a look at this video on You Tube

Subject: 3 Golden Rules for Tactics in Dinghy Racing with Mark Rushall

For some reason that lead me on to thinking about sailing for fun, just messing about in boats!
Traditionally clubs relied on racing to keep an active membership.  A few years ago RYA training devised the “Pathway “ scheme which lead to us doing seamanship skills and start racing advanced courses.
More recently the dreaded “focus groups” are looking at different ways to boost membership and retention.
One way we looked at was to have a ladies social sail possibly on a Thursday evening, sounds like a good start.
Anne embodies this spirit
And this lot seem to be having fun!
We should take this further when we get the chance
Sailors’ Sayings
At the moment ‘In the Doldrums’ seems to sum it up.
Incompetent Crew
Thursday 20th  a busy day getting in supplies and fuel for an early start tomorrow, but I still managed to fit in a great walk round the natures reserve.
Yachtmaster Quiz
Answer 3.8  Even if the bilges are completely dry, they should be pumped out to avoid a build up of flammable gasses
Question 3.9  What info is the Admiralty Publication 5011?
Stay sare
Eric Finlayson