It’s rather long but might help fill in the hours
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If you get bored watching repeats on TV try this quiz.
The answers should be in the handbook somewhere.
A luff leach and cringle
B head tack and clew
C luff foot and leach
D leach roach and clew
A halliards and stays
B shrouds and forestay
C pintle and gudgeon
D shackles and hounds
3 The luff of the sail is the side
A at the front
B at the back
C at the top
D at the bottom
A there is no difference
B centre board controls drift daggerboard controls lean
C daggerboard pivots centre board slides up and down
D daggerboard slides up and down centreboard pivots
C reef knot
D figure of eight.
I’d like to send special thanks to all the students instructors and others who helped in the past and look forward to better days next year
Thanks to Jonathan Key for the following photos of what may be the last racing at Tamesis this year.
It didn’t look that promising, but we had a lovely sail, albeit a gusty southerly.
History was made with the first use of the new ‘Smithy’. Thanks to David Baker, Jim Green, Mark Andrew Horwitz and Alden Horwitz for running the racing.
Still looking for positive items in these dark times I learned that an old friend Alan Woodford had been recognised for outstanding service to sport .
Emeritus Award for five decades of volunteering
Alan Woolford from Shepperton has been recognised for his outstanding service to boating by the Sport and Recreation Alliance
Alan was presented with the Emeritus Award in front of more than 110 members who tuned into the ceremony online on Wednesday 23 September.
Since the 1960s, Alan has been an exceptional advocate for the sport of boating for people both with and without disabilities. For nearly thirty years he served as the RYA’s Regional Racing Coach in the Thames Valley and was instrumental in setting up the RYA’s regional network, later serving on the RYA Council as Regional Chair.
URL for complete article https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/emeritus-award-for-five-decades-volunteering.aspx
Subject: Come and Sail – Get into Disabled Sailing with RYA Sailability
Take a look at this video on YouTube:
As this illustrates one of the great things about sailing is that it can be enjoyed by such a variety of people of all ages and abilities
I was looking for an upbeat theme this week when news of the Vendee Globe rescue broke .
Last week we looked at wind against tide which isn’t very relevant at Tammy but can be significant when sea sailing .
I started re-reading a book I first came across in the early 70s called The Worm Ouroboros which was pitched as a competitor to The Lord of The Rings.
Last week we talked about life rafts, although this is a last resort it is often only the start in a fight for survival
Last week we talked about radio mayday calls .