http://lbt.rforster.org/tn17/tn17-news/boatownersboatandgearsafetychecks-lists. If you are bringing your own boat and haven’t done so already, please run through the checks and make sure everything is shipshape. Discussions among the tn17 safety team have identified four items not previously on our list of safety equipment: 1. A sea-anchor or drogue to help you hold station if conditions get a little too exciting; 2. A heaving line and quoit to be thrown as a quick response to a person overboard; 3. Some means to aid getting back in your boat such as a simple rope ladder (see attached image); an air horn to draw attention to yourself just in case a large boat is bearing down on you. The Living Boat Trust’s neighbour at Franklin Marine chandlery have prepared a little poster advising of the safety equipment they can supply and the servicing of life jackets – see attached.