Basic Crewing/Sailing Course  - Tacoma, Experience Sail #4

Field trip: Basic Crewing/Sailing Course

Basic Crewing/Sailing Course - Tacoma, Experience Sail #4 - Suddenly, Des Moines Marina

Experience sails for students of Tacoma's Basic Crewing/Sailing Course.

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  • For Beginners (Getting Started Series)
  • Maximum Wind: 20 kts

Suddenly will be hosting an experience sail on Saturday, May, 26th from 12:00 pm until 3:00 pm. Please meet at the Des Moines Marina. Suddenly is located at Gate B, slip B-20 which is at the south end of the marina in front of Anthony's Homeport. The marina does have paid parking. Please do not park in tenant permit parking.

Please call one hour to the start of class to make sure the wind is no greater than 20 kts. Also, please call if you must cancel for any reason.

Looking forward to a good sail!

Thanks

Tom Davis   206 999-5115

This is for the fourth of four sails included in the Tacoma Branch's Basic Crewing/Sailing Course.  Students of the course can sign up for two Experience Sail activities.

An outline of topics that will be covered during this training sail is shown below.  Please review the related material in your course text book before the sail and make sure you ask any questions necessary for you to understand the concept being covered.

Sail activities will take place rain or shine.  The activity may, however, be canceled due to high wind.  Call you skipper 1 hour before the start of the activity to make sure it is still a go.  Please show up on time.

Route/Place

Suddenly, Des Moines Marina


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Required Equipment

Required Equipment

 

At The Dock

  • Knots demo: bowline, round turn and 2 half hitches, clove hitch, figure 8;
  • Review process for preparing boat to leave the dock - safety brief, crew positions, difference between “prepare to” and “do” cast off.

Under Power

  • Outline your process for stowing fenders and dock lines and making boat ready to sail;
  • Discuss any right-of-way situations you encounter;
  • Where is the wind?  Discuss onboard, water and land signs for identifying wind direction;
  • Review all steps of hoisting/setting sails.

Under Sail

  • Review all concepts covered in training sails - during the sail, mention names of all running and standing rigging and parts of the boat;
  • Discuss sail shape and trim as you turn through all points of sail;
  • Rotate crew through positions for tacks and jibes;
  • Demonstrate overboard rescue methods - quick stop method, quick turn method, life sling if you have one;
  • Demonstrate heaving to, if your boats does it well;
  • Discuss and demonstrate shortening sail: changing or rolling head sail, reefing main sail.
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