Thinking about which lines to slip

1 day

Assumed knowledge: Day Skipper level and above

We are all familiar with the difficulties that can be faced before we’ve even started – how to get off the pontoon when the wind is gusting and the boat next door has sharpened davits ready to catch us! Or at the end of a great day’s sailing the anxiety that can accompany getting back onto the pontoon, especially if it is in an unfamiliar marina. This one day session will be all about techniques to make it all go a lot smoother.

* How to communicate clearly with your crew.

* How to abandon your plan and start again if conditions change or are not as expected, while remaining in control of your vessel.

* How to come to a safe stop alongside the pontoon if you have few or no crew to help you, including how to secure yourself alongside without having to even get off the boat.

* How to use ropes and lines effectively.

This session will be about improving your judgement and above all getting plenty of practice with helpful guidance all the way. There will be plenty of opportunity to work through situations you have faced and would rather avoid in the future!

Please contact us if you are interested in this course.

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