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YNZ Safety Regulations Pt 1 2017 - 2020 (Click here)

Health and Safety

    With most of my health and safety messages there is a personal story around some event which highlights something we can do to avoid harm. The recent trip up river to the Kaiapoi River Festival reminded me of how hard it is to look ahead and guess what the sailing conditions might be like on the return journey, even knowing there would be lots of tacking into a stronger wind.

  That maddening marathon of tacks and nasty gusts between the river bank trees were expected conditions. What was not fully accounted for was how much cooler it is beating into wind. When we kitted up at lunch time the idea of wearing another layer was turned down flat as being too hot. By the end of the adventure my able-crewman Lilian said she was very, very cold.

  Perhaps this was a good day to gain an understanding of the apparent change in temperature (aka wind chill) between sailing with the wind and beating into it. In this case a warm shower and a hot pie soon returned the warmth.

Kerry O'Brien

Rear Commodore

 

Previous Health and Safety releases

(September 2015 - Click here)

(December 2018 - Click here)

(February 2019 - Click here)

(June 2019 - Click here)

(October 2015 - Click here)

(November 2015 - Click here)

(December 2015 - Click here)

(September 2016 - Click here)

(November 2016 - Click here)

(March 2017 - Click here)

(June 2017 - Click here)

(September 2017 - Click here)

(December 2017 - Click here)

(March 2018 - Click here)

(September 2018 - Click here)