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How to work up an Estimated Position

Based on a last known position, the EP is one of the only methods we can use to work out our current position when we haven't got GPS or any visual references. In order to complete, we go back to the last position plotted on the chart and also the information provided by the log. You will need your chart, almanac and plotting instruments to work up an EP.


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Treasure Hunt #4 - Mutiny

The aim of the game is to add up all the minutes in your latitudes and work out just how much Jim's boyish good looks are worth...
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Treasure hunt #3 - Kidnapped!

When pirate Lou landed on The Island, my island, to plunder our treasure she kidnapped me as well. No doubt she thought my boyish good looks would fetch a weighty price on some far off shores. 

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Crossword No 1

April's crossword on a nautical (ish) theme.  Click start to start...

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Nomad's Treasure Hunt #2

 WHERE IS THE TREASURE ?

A somewhat more involved Treasure Hunt this week:

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The Handy Billy

What is a Handy Billy?

Simply put a Handy Billy is a simple device made up with a piece of line and a number of blocks that allow you to gain mechanical advantage when lifting or moving heavy loads. The addition of a cam cleat and some quick release shackles result in this device being extremely easy to use anywhere on your vessel and also in some emergency situations. The number of pulleys increases the mechanical advantage. 

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Nomad's Lockdown Treasure Hunt #1

Join us every Friday for a Lockdown Treasure Hunt. Dig out those RYA Training Charts and have a go each week at finding where the treasure is.

Submit your answer using the form below before Monday at 10am when the answers will be published on our social media pages. A winner will be drawn from a hat to win a prize.

This weeks prize - A Reeds Skippers Handbook

RYA Training Materials

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Sailing Instructors and COVID-19

I am a freelance sailing instructor, what can I do during Lockdown, will I get paid and when can I work again?

 As with many industries, we sailing instructors, often freelance and self-employed find ourselves in worrying times. For most, at least half a season’s work was cancelled overnight when the Government announced Lockdown on 23 March 2020

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Boating during Lockdown

Am I allowed to go down to my boat or go out on the water during Lockdown?

With lockdown likely to continue and the Easter weather ever improving the question on many of our minds is whether or not we are allowed to get out on the water or in fact visit our boats during lockdown.

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