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Safety Weekend

A hands-on experience of Safety and Seamanship
Maximum number of boats will be 12, including 3-4 lead boats
Lead boats: Plan is to put 6-8 people on each boat so that everyone can have a go at the exercises.
The lead boats will be well setup, seaworthy boats, ready for passage making with ready-to-display safety and maintenance gear, preparations for Man-overboard and rough weather.
• Juliene Ian Johnston & Lee Astheimer
Plus we need to borrow 1 or 2 dinghies with at least a 15 HP Outboard.
1100 - 14:30
Meet on the beach at the quarantine pontoon within Barnes Bay to discuss plans for the weekend and provide background safety information on towing, ropework, setting up for passage making, repairs, maintenance, MOB and kedging. includes maneuvering under motor and sail, prop walking and analyzing and benefiting from making small mistakes
Divide up crews into 3-4 groups on lead boats. Identify crew’s own boat as a volunteer tow boat. Lead boat positions and lashes up alongside the anchored volunteer boat. When secure, the volunteer boat lifts anchor, maneuvered out with the lead boat.
Then, change the setup for a Long Tow and tow for a period in safe water.
Next, set up alongside again, return to the anchorage and anchor the volunteer boat.
If a dock/pier available, we can try to manoeuvre the “disabled boat” on to a floating dock. Set up one of the dinghies as an alongside ‘push boat’.
tours of well-setup lead boats by lead boat skippers.
Barbecue—Bring everything.
Social Occasion, with ropework, heaving line practice, demos of splicing and knotwork and seaman-person stories.
CC Ian Johnston
Saturday, November 23, 2024, 8:00 AM until Sunday, November 24, 2024, 5:00 PM
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Rick Allen
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