'Mistral' has a new navigator

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'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby ash » Sat Dec 08, 2012 11:50 pm

Mistral now has a new navigator

Mrs Ash has just successfully completed her Day Skipper Shore Based Theory Course over 2 1/2 weekends.

She has 2 full, intensive weekends of study, with a weekend off in between, then another weekend off before spending today doing some revision and then a 3 hour plus assessment.

I only have my RYA Dinghy Level 1 and 2 Sailing Course, so I think I've been trumped.

Next season we'll be making due allowance for tidal rates and leeway before deciding on a course to steer to round Toward after leaving Kip.

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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby lady_stormrider » Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:37 am

Well, warmest congratulations to Mrs Ash from me - I feel obliged to follow suit. We have located some mathematical instruments ourselves and as I am fully mobile I may get nudged towards a nearby RSA seat of learning in the New Year.

I may have given Aquaplane the idea for a Christmas present now.....
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby Arghiro » Wed Dec 12, 2012 6:06 pm

Tides?

On the Clyde? Them's not real tides at all. Why would you need to consider the effect on a boat with sails up or a working engine? :D

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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby Mark » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:50 pm

ash wrote:Mrs Ash has just successfully completed her Day Skipper


Watch this carefully:
[youtube]http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=4_TCyaHLtCU[/youtube]

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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Dec 12, 2012 10:58 pm

Arghiro wrote:Tides?

On the Clyde? Them's not real tides at all. Why would you need to consider the effect on a boat with sails up or a working engine?


Apart from those Fladda Thingies and Corrywotsits that send you sideways.

I can confirm that Aquaplane is having me keep up with the Ash Family & has used the feeble excuse of birthday/Christmas to book me on a course.
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby sahona » Wed Dec 12, 2012 11:53 pm

Congrats Joan.
We (I) daren't go down that route as the soup-dragon would then have an idea of what was supposed to happen- better for only one to be shouting even if he does need a boat-shaped nether orifice for parking purposes.
I can't imagine who is going to do what and with which and to whom as Mistral glides towards the last free mooring in Millport next season closely followed by three boats from Largs...
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby ash » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:05 am

Mark wrote:
Watch this carefully:

That's torn it! I was going to let Mrs Ash read this thread, but not sure if I dare to now! There'll be no bacon sarnies for you from Mistral..... :wink:

lady_stormrider wrote:

I can confirm that Aquaplane is having me keep up with the Ash Family & has used the feeble excuse of birthday/Christmas to book me on a course.

Good for you. Keep us up to speed with your progress. Aquaplane and I are going to have a hard time of it on the next Scuttlebutt!!!!


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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby aquaplane » Thu Dec 13, 2012 2:30 pm

ash wrote: Aquaplane and I are going to have a hard time of it on the next Scuttlebutt!!!!


Ash

We can stop in bed and take it easy if the girls want to take over.

Stormy is going to be @ Pugneys for 7 Sundays from mid Jan to the end of Feb, I don't know if that's better or worse than 5 days over 3 non-consecutive weekends.
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby ash » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:55 pm

aquaplane wrote:Stormy is going to be @ Pugneys for 7 Sundays from mid Jan to the end of Feb, I don't know if that's better or worse than 5 days over 3 non-consecutive weekends.

I think that it might. Mrs Ash found the first weekend very heavy. They seemed to pile into it, and a lot of it was the heavyweight stuff - chartwork, tidal heights.

It also takes a while to get back into the swing of classroom work, and exam techniques.

The time of day used in the questions seem very wierd, the hour and 58 minutes for example, but you find that the time fits in with the time of high water so if it doesn't then you have gone wrong somewhere.

Hope that it goes well.

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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby Mark » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:02 pm

aquaplane wrote:
ash wrote: Aquaplane and I are going to have a hard time of it on the next Scuttlebutt!!!!

We can stop in bed and take it easy if the girls want to take over.


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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby Falkirkdan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 2:03 am

Well done Joan :) :)

You will now have to stop Ash putting the sails up as trying to catch the best wind upsets all your passage planning. See there has been method in my reluctance to use the sails as may end up in the Port instead on Rothesay.

To make you jealous I had a turn round the Clyde today. Was lovely,flat calm, little wind and not cold.

Maybe it is me. But do others find this. You go out in Dec wrapped up and you do not find it too cold, yet you go out in July/Aug wearing the same gear and find it freezing. Must be psychological as you expect "summer" to be warm and seldom is. You expect winter to be cold and when it is, there is no problem.

Again well done Joan. How did Kate get on?

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Postby Clyde_Wanderer » Wed Dec 19, 2012 9:04 pm

Falkirkdan wrote:Well done Joan :) :)

You will now have to stop Ash putting the sails up as trying to catch the best wind upsets all your passage planning. See there has been method in my reluctance to use the sails as may end up in the Port instead on Rothesay.

To make you jealous I had a turn round the Clyde today. Was lovely,flat calm, little wind and not cold.

Maybe it is me. But do others find this. You go out in Dec wrapped up and you do not find it too cold, yet you go out in July/Aug wearing the same gear and find it freezing. Must be psychological as you expect "summer" to be warm and seldom is. You expect winter to be cold and when it is, there is no problem.

Again well done Joan. How did Kate get on?


Well done Joan, you will now be the most important member of crew who the helmsman must take orders from. :wink:
I have emailed Ash tonight.


Danny, you must be getting braver, going out today when the CalMac from Largs announced possible disruptions.
They were having difficulty docking at Cumbrae slip due to the easterly swell.
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby Falkirkdan » Wed Dec 19, 2012 10:35 pm

Eammon was Tues I was out. Being the night owl I am was written in the small hours and still consider that as the same day.

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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby lady_stormrider » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:39 pm

Speaking of owls - there was one waiting for me when I got home - holding a letter - inviting me to start next term at Pugneys School for wizarding sailors - Day Skipper Theory Course!

I must away to Flourish and Blotts for a Portland Course Plotter, divider and Divination kit.
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Re: 'Mistral' has a new navigator

Postby lady_stormrider » Sun Feb 24, 2013 5:05 pm

Chiron also has a new navigator- I've got mine as well!!! bigparty;
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