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Sailing In Dublin Club Basic objective of the club is to offer regular sailing at low cost. This is achieved by sharing the use and upkeep of the sailing fleet. Not a proper substitute for structured training courses e.g. Glenans

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Sailing In Dublin Club

  • Basic objective of the club is to offer regular sailing at low cost.

  • This is achieved by sharing the use and upkeep of the sailing fleet.

  • Not a proper substitute for structured training courses e.g. Glenans

  • SID relies on its members to organise sailing nights, rescue cover, boat maintenance, social and other activities etc.

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Organisation

  • Captain and Vice captain for each session

  • Members are allocated a sailing session but may sail on other sessions if places are available

  • Be on time or let Captain know if you will be late or are not attending

  • Fleet is 6 X 420s’, Laser 1, Ruffian

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Before Sailing

  • Sign log book

  • Listen carefully to sailing plan

  • Help with preparation and launch of Rescue boat

  • Prepare your boat

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Boat Preparation

  • Be responsible for your own boat

  • Boat must be rigged properly

  • Tiller, Rudder, Paddles, Bailer and spinnaker pole should be tied in

  • Check bungs and buoyancy tanks

  • Do not sail a damaged boat

  • Help others get ready !

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Personal Safety

  • Be properly dressed

    • Must wear a wetsuit and runners/booties (or warm clothes/rain gear and soft soled shoes for the Ruffian)

    • Must wear a life jacket

    • Wear a windcheater, Hat, Gloves

  • Know your own sailing ability and limits

  • Suntan lotion, Food, soft drink

  • Sailing Knife

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Safety rules

  • Follow captains instructions

  • Follow instructions of rescue crew

  • No sailing above force 4

  • Life jacket at all times

  • Rescue boat must be launched and started before other boats are launched

  • Rescue boat is last off the water

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On the water

  • Stay in Harbour until all boats are ready to leave

  • Stay close to other boats and rescue boat at all times

  • Stick to sailing plan/area unless told otherwise

  • Let Captain/Rescue know if there is a problem

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Capsize Drill

  • Don’t panic

  • Stay with boat and check that your crew is OK

  • Un-cleat Sheets

  • Bring boat head to wind

  • Other boats should heave-to in the vicinity

  • Let rescue know if you are cold

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Rights of way

  • HSS and other commercial craft have right of way (£1000 fine, SID does not pay)

  • Watch out for other boats and avoid collision even if you have right of way

  • Take early and clear action to avoid collisions

  • Sail before power rule ..Don’t rely on rule

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After Sailing

  • Rescue boat is last off the water

  • Help pulling up rescue boat and other boats up slipway

  • De-rig boat and pack all equipment in its correct place

  • Fix any minor damage

  • Report any incidents/damage to Captain

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And Lastly !

  • Make good use of the Club

  • Try to improve your skills

  • Let Captain/Committee members know any comments you may have

  • Don’t forget the social events and regattas

  • Enjoy yourself !!

  • Any Comments ??

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