Pinkies dipped in the river are no longer giving pain, the BOM forecast has been consulted, and Monday is looking like a good afternoon to discover what happens when our Grebes and Skiffs suddenly become water receptacles. Time for the dreaded capsize drill. It's important: there is no shame in flipping a dinghy or ending up in the drink, it is being able to recover that counts.John Walduck writes:
'Monday is the appointed day for our CAPSIZE DRILL. Some of the St Ayle's skiffers who are going on Tawe Nunnagah will also be testing their skills. According to MetEye, we can expect about 24C air temp, and a light southerly breeze, increasing slightly towards 5.00pm (sea breeze). I suggest we have a short "classroom" session first, then proceed with, say, 2 boats rigged with mast only. The skiffers will of course have one or more of their boats. The idea will be to get you to upright the boat, get back in, and bail out the boat, so a couple of plastic buckets would be useful if you have any. Bring some warm, dry clothes as well. I'll bring my Grebe "Gracie" as I want to see how her extra bouyancy works.'