Mark Laying

“marks one eight five zero metres two zero zero degrees”

Such a VHF transmission is no longer gibberish to four GWSC members who spent May 25 on our club-level mark-laying course. The participants learnt about using GPS to measure distances and bearings and how to use a hand-bearing compass to check angles. They also learnt about how crucial it is to communicate fully with their crew and the race officer, including about wind speed and direction. So congratulations to Alex Lamdin, Beth Parish, and Carol and Ian Paterson for doing the course. And thanks to Bill Parish and Ian Wilson for instructing. If the title above still remains gibberish and you would like to know what it means, why not think about attending one of the next two dates: July 27 or August 31 (you need to have at least Powerboat Level Two).