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RSC Membership Meeting
November 15, 2023 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
A fun meeting is planned for next Wednesday November 15 at Kennydale Memorial Hall. Gathering at 6:30 and the meeting starts at 7:00. We’ll finish up by 8:30 or before.
Please note that this meeting is slightly out of sequence on the 3rd Wednesday of the month so we don’t conflict with Thanksgiving. There won’t be a December meeting so we don’t conflict with holidays.
Bring snacks to share and sailing magazines to redistribute.
The program is Marlinspike Seamanship.
Bring your intermediate sign in sheet and we’ll cover all the basic knots there. We’ll need all our Dockmasters, instructors and advanced members to help our newer members.
Moving on from there we’ll cover some useful knots, hitches and lashings like the clove hitch, sheetbend, square lashing, figure 8 on a bend, double fisherman and the alpine butterfly
We’ll cover various methods for coiling and flaking rope and how to whip the ends with a simple whipping and a sewn whipping.
Lastly we’ll learn to make a soft shackle with a diamond knot. If you want to make your own soft shackle, please bring 1 meter of 5 mm dyneema.