Lulworth Cove 16:
Trip Status: On
Departure Time Portland Saturday 16/7 set at 07:35
Departure Time Lulworth Sunday 17/7 set at 12:55-14:55
Should be time for Sunday Lunch.
Mid Summer Madness:
I cannot pass this again this year and I have thought about this a lot so that all boats can partake in an activity that we don't do enough. How often have we practiced a MOB drill.
Well that is the challenge that I set this year and I have to make it worthwhile for you to undertake it.
It will mean someone(s) getting wet.
The MOB should consist of someone volunteering in jumping in and the object is to see how long it will take to rig up retrieval systems and to get your person safely back on board. The event must be recorded preferably by video or photo supported with a write up of how well it went and what problems were faced and how your proceedures could be improved.
If you dont have the crew team up with another group.
This is paramount and hence I consider the event should be held after you have anchored in Lulworth so that you have the safety of being able to get ashore and you could have a tender standing by to pick up someone who cant get back on board. Anyone going in the water must ware a serviceable life jacket. Facilities for drying and a change of clothes must be available and the person must be kept warm. If you think the risk is not acceptable then you must not undertake it.
The choice for anyone to do this is entirely at your own risk and I or RNSA cannot be held responsible for any aspects. Safety is always a matter for the Skipper of the boat to control. Going into water is a shock to the system and anyone that may have a condition that would put them at risk should not undertake it.
Any use of stern ladders will result in disqualification but of course they may have to be used for safety reasons if you cant get your man aboard. Why a person rather than a buoy. Yacht is anchored and you will not be familiar with the weight of a person.
This is not a light task and so it must be rewarded accordingly. Therefore I propose to offer £100 first prize for the best report/photos and video. A second prize of £50 and a third prize of £25. Each report will be placed on the cruising site and judged by an independent person(s). Prizes will be given at the AGM. These funds have been set aside. They will be awarded to the boat and it will be up to the Skipper to share it as required.
TIDE STATES:3 DAYS AWAY FROM SPRINGS.
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