A skipper’s newsletter has been sent to all regular skippers of Sea Essay.
For reference purposes it can also be downloaded from here:
All Skippers Newsletters for the last few years are also available here:
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.
Calling all skippers and crew. We still have the following fantastic opportunities available for private charters during the summer cruise.
So if any of you are interested, please make this known. Tell your friends or share your idea on the Facebook Group where we now have about 150 members. Failing that if you might be interested in doing any of these weeks on Sea Time terms, please contact Susie Welch at the Crew Bureau on firstname.lastname@example.org
Skippers interested in taking any of these weeks as a private charter should
in the first instance contact Adrian Barnes, email@example.com
The following photo appeared on Facebook on 3 Jan 2019.
The CSD Yacht Husband Team with hard hats, a sense of humour and safety glasses, ready for anti-fouling.
Sea Essay is now back in the water in readiness for the 2019 season.
We will be holding Skipper Familiarisation sessions for Sea Essay on Saturday 16 and Sunday 17 February 2019.
The sessions are held aboard Sea Essay at Mercury Yacht Harbour and take about 3 hours.
This is just a quick note to ask for photos that might be useful for this website of CSD publicity. Particularly, action shots of members enjoying the use of Sea Essay.
Photos should sent to the webmaster.
Sea Essay is fitted with a AIS transponder that transmits her location other suitably equipped vessels. This is a safety feature but as a side effect, it enables anyone who who knows how to see where she goes. If you are interested in following along then the following page (Click ‘Continue Reading‘) will explain how you can find out where she is and what you have been missing out on.
Note that AIS reception is better in some areas than others because VHF signals rarely extend beyond ‘line of sight’.
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