Rigging Boats

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Explanation and practical rigging of sailing dinghies.


Sufficient dinghies, rigging and sails for numbers expected.


1. Explain different components of boat, their rigging and their purpose.
2. Identify safety points including securing of mast, swinging spars and trapped fingers. Demonstrate correct procedure - legs bent, back straight andno twisting - for heavier item lifting.
3. Allow patrols to rig boats. Correct as necessary.
Exxtra. Move to different boat or race between patrols to rig/de-rig.



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