You might think that the major risk when sailing dinghies in cold weather is hypothermia, and while it is a significant concern, it takes a while to get into trouble and there are lots of signs.
You can die in less than 60 seconds from cold shock.
There are a few Cody Sailing Club sailors who, for the first time this year, are planning some daysails during the winter – if you are a member and interested in joining us, you know what to do. If you’re not a member and fancy a bit of fleet dinghy cruising in the beautiful waters of the Solent and local harbours, follow the “Join Now” link.
The excellent article with more information is from the RYA.
After a poor weather start to the summer camp the weather has dramatically improved. Good sailing, good levels of relaxing on sandy beaches, great company.
Following weeks of hot weather, it’s a bit disappointing for the weather to deliver a wind of force 6 to 9 and 25mm of rain overnight. However, there’s every expectation of an outbreak of sailing this evening when the rain has stopped and the wind abates.
This is the photo finish at the end of one of the short races this evening. Lovely wind, clear blue sky and a perfect end to workday. One of the current RYA L1&2 students joined us earlier and sailed on a Comet Trio with her daughters.
If you’re a club member and would like to join us on a Thursday please get in touch with Simon or Steve.