We are seeking interest from members who would like to attend the Raymarine Multi Function Display, (Plotter) course on board Sea Essay.
The course will be limited to two students a session held on board lasting about 2 hours followed by the possibility of practical experience underway depending on conditions. The courses will be held in the early part of the season in February or March.
A visit to the National Maritime Operations Centre at Kites Croft, Segensworth, Fareham has been arranged for Sunday 9 February 2020 starting around 10.00 hours. There are limited number of vacant places available and any member interested should contact Colin Smith by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Further details and directions will be sent nearer the date to those members attending.
The CSD AGM is to be held at the Gaff Rigger restaurant (formerly the Water’s Edge) at 12.00 noon Saturday 23rd November followed by a buffet and then a visiting speaker, David Monks, from the Solent area of the RNLI.
If you plan to come please let Bill Taylor (CSD Secretary), know so that he can book sufficient buffet places. Email email@example.com
To help the CSD construct a Summer Cruise in 2020, members will be contacted shortly to ask them to complete a survey based on Google Forms. If you have already submitted a response please ignore this but if not you can participate by clicking on the following hyperlink:
Please complete the survey as soon as possible so that we can analyse the results and start constructing a viable cruise which in turn will allow us to complete next year’s sailing programme. We intend that the 2020 Sailing Programme will be published leading up to the AGM in November and bookings for all our sailing opportunities will be accepted from the 23rd November.
This happened a year of two back so although you may have seen this before is too good to leave languishing in cyberspace. Many thanks to Andy Rankine for editing this down.
This exercise was pre-arranged I believe. The helicopter crew would have initially briefed the skipper about what is going to happen and what direction to sail etc. The pilot often requires the yacht to sail on a close reach while the crewman is lowered down on the winch. The helm’s role is critical and they need to avoid looking up at the aircraft or otherwise being distracted. Note the level of noise. It is extremely hard to communicate on board with a helicopter hovering over your heads.
Channel Sailing is a division of the Civil Service Sailing Association