Saturday, May 15, 2010

Capsize Drill

Nice video from Swarkestone Sailing Club in England, showing how it's done.



And when things don't go so well...

This clip from Severn Sailing Club on the River Avon features a couple of instructors demonstrating capsize recovery. The boat starts to turn turtle and it looks to me that the mast gets stuck on the river bottom, they almost lose the rudder, and in the end break the dagger board! (This is why I have a masthead float.)



Be safe out there. Wear your PFD.

Until next, sweet sailing.

13 comments:

Baydog said...

I think they need Dottie on board!

Baydog said...

BTW, Which lake in Minnesota did you sail on, PB?

Pandabonium said...

Baydog - it was at a summer camp on Lake Hubert when I was 14. Camp Lincoln.

Baydog said...

And still operating! That's so great. My old camp, Ragged Lake is so long gone. A shame, because my brother and I were legacies of my great uncle Douglas, who was a camper in the 40's I think. Lots of history on the walls of the main lodge. You could smell the generations of campers in that place. I'm such a sentimental @#$%!

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Doesn't look like a Lido-14 to me. My memory has faded, of course. Never capsized a Lido..... How would I know....?

Pandabonium said...

Doc- you're right. I'm not sure what kind of boats these are, but the drill for capsize recovery is similar, so worth watching for me.

The Moody Minstrel said...

And now for something completely different...

Pandabonium said...

Moody - in the second clip they edited out the part at the end where a big foot comes down and crushes them.

Martin J Frid said...

Love the LOLs from the dude behind the camera.

Conditions in this video (wind, depth, general sillyness) seem more like what may be expected at Lake K. That float thingy suddenly makes a lot of sense.

PFD?

Pandabonium said...

Martin - PFD stands for "personal flotation device". Most people (including me) don't like the term and wish they would officially go back to calling them life preserver or life vest. Not all are vests of course, but that is a term everyone knows.

Let's go sailing.

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

Panda, my wife and I first sailed together, more than four decades ago, in a Lido-14. My oldest son now, too busy with infants, has a Lido in his garage. So... I hold Lidos in highest respect...

Pandabonium said...

Doc - cool. 4+ decades ago...Was that in Santa Barbara or Newport or...?

Doc Häagen-Dazs said...

NPB!