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    • 21/03/2018
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

    The dreaded COLREGS- Bill Swindell

    A talk for beginners, old salts and everyone in between.

    The Collision Regulations are the rules that are designed to prevent collisions at sea. With over twelve thousand words, the Colregs have thirty eight rules, split over five parts. After a quick overview, we’ll delve into some of those rules that affect us most as ‘yotties’. 

    There’s not a lot we can cover in an hour. Mostly I’ll review Part A (General), and Part B (Steering and Sailing Rules).  And I’ll dwell especially on rule 19 - on what to do in fog. I’ve had some interesting moments in fog. I’ll be asking questions and providing some anecdotes as we go along.

    Part C (Lights and Shapes) and Part D (Sound and Light Signals) are equally important but one hour is not enough and that means I’ll only have time for a few, hopefully useful, comments.

    Did you know that in the event of a collision, even one in which the rules were followed to the letter, the owner, skipper and/or crewmembers could nevertheless be held to account? That’s what Rule 2 states. So, just how well do you need to know and understand these legally enforceable regulations?  In the past, the RYA Day Skipper theory programme suggested “a working knowledge” and the RYA Yachtmaster multiple-choice written test set its pass mark at just 80%!  How long is a piece of string?

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    

    • 11/04/2018
    • 20:30 - 21:30
    • Ashtead Cricket Club

     Following last years highly successful Evening. Date TBC it may change if Daniel Etheridge is available cameraman from re-enactment of Mutiny on the Bounty voyage.   

    Organiser:    Dick Beddoe    


Past events

07/03/2018 Sailing Around Britain- Ken Endean
28/02/2018 The Trinity House Story- David Whitehead
21/02/2018 CATCH THE TIDE 2018
17/01/2018 Singapore Sling goes to the Baltic
10/01/2018 Sailing in the Orkneys
15/11/2017 The RNLI Then and Now
08/11/2017 'HW Tilman's Maritime Experience- Bob Comlay
01/11/2017 The Boats That Made Britain- Tom Cunliffe
05/04/2017 Open Mic Evening
01/03/2017 Marine Accident Investigation Board
22/02/2017 CATCH THE TIDE 2017
15/02/2017 National Coastwatch Institution
01/02/2017 First Aid for Sailors
11/01/2017 Scottish Adventures
23/11/2016 'Man is not Lost'- Tom Cunliffe
16/11/2016 Emergency Response and Turn to Starboard
09/11/2016 The Green Blue- Kate Fortnam
26/10/2016 RNLI- Our Services on the Thames
02/03/2016 'Sand, seals and surf - cruising around Norfolk to the Wash'.
24/02/2016 Operation Neptune - National Trust Coast
10/02/2016 Ropes and Knots
20/01/2016 Walking with Lions
13/01/2016 QHM at Portsmouth
16/12/2015 Frosted Earth - Clouds
18/11/2015 Racing and the North West Passage 2013
04/11/2015 The How and Why of Tides
28/10/2015 1st Cuddington (Warspite) Sea Scouts
07/10/2015 Jubilee Sailing Trust
11/02/2015 RYA Handicap System Talk
27/11/2014 Clipper Round the World- Littleton Sailing Club
28/05/2014 Talk about the Gwennili Trust
08/04/2014 Brooklands Talk
01/04/2014 My Personal Yacht Preparation for the Season Ahead
04/03/2014 Passage Planning Talk
14/01/2014 Coastwatch Talk
17/12/2013 Marine Accident Investigation Branch Talk
16/04/2013 Talk by Jubilee Sailing Trust
26/03/2013 Talk on a real life Man Over Board situation
19/03/2013 Harken and Ocean Safety Talk
05/02/2013 Talk - Farnborough Aircraft Museum
15/01/2013 Talk - Round Britain in a 17 footer
04/12/2012 Talk and presentation - Solent Sea Rescue Organisation
06/11/2012 Clipper Round the World Race by Tricia Morris
17/07/2012 Talk by Keith Gibbs
03/04/2012 Educational Talk - Tides (Part 2)
21/02/2012 Educational Talk - AIS
07/02/2012 Educational Talk – Flagged Up
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