|BRIDGE CONTACT – EDUCATION OFFICER – DARRY MAJOR
EVENT POSTPONED UNTIL SOCIAL DISTANCING RESTRICTIONS REMOVED
Participants will be contacted individually
|During this 4 hour on the water day sail, we will review most key aspects of general seamanship and basic safety, along with practical hands-on participation that include; casting off and docking, boat handling and piloting, navigation, marine etiquette, VHF radios, and an introduction to sailing and boat balance. We also review the differences between the late model sport hulls (X, M) that allow planning ability and higher speeds verses the displacement hull models (S, D).
We highly recommended this 4 hour day sail for people who are new to boating, new to sailing, but also for those who have previous keel boat experience so as to understand the functions of adjustable keels and retractable rudders and water ballast verses lead keel ballast. This session is also a prerequisite for those wanting to sail with us on our MacFoulie. This is not a substitute for certified instruction.
What do I need to bring? Warm foul weather gear, lifejacket, snacks/drink
Do I need my boat? No, we sail aboard a designated member’s boat.
What if it Rains? Rain or shine event. If conditions are extreme we will make a “cancel-call” the night before or that morning.
Participants will be contacted by email with more details.
|Excercise Area||Indian Arm|
|Reservations||Space is limited
|Reserve your spot by posting to this thread.|
Tide Table Source:
All participating boats, monitor: VHF ch 72