Safety Boat Refresher

At the beginning of the month we held a refresher course for safety boat helms.

The course was held over a morning or afternoon and a total of 31 people attended.  The course covered launching and recovering the safety boat; recovery of unconscious casualty; assisting helms to right their boat and how to prioritise assistance on very windy days. In the New Year you will also see a traffic light system being used to help members make informed decisions about sailing conditions.

Members who took part said it was a useful course.

‘Useful hands on practise’ Carl Jones

‘Interesting course which promoted debate’ Darryl Riley

‘A very useful refresher course, which has reinforced the level 2 powerboat.’ Gareth Jones

Thanks to Tony and Tim for organising the training; Dot for providing lunch and Ron and Tim for their capsizing ability!

Jayne Rowland

I became involved in sailing when my son learnt to sail. I completed my level 2 in 2007 at Plas Menai. Mostly sailing in the summer at Abersoch, I found that sailing gave me a great sense of achievement albeit for 6 short weeks. I decided what I needed was opportunity to sail throughout the year and so I joined Shotwick Lake. I found that the people were helpful and friendly and I soon became involved with the junior training which was just taking off at that time and the rest as they say is history.