Educational and Pot Luck Dinner

  • 18 Apr 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Quonset Davisville Navy Yacht Club 81 Westcott Road, North Kingstown, RI 02852


  • $15 per boat/household - The cost of the event covers the room rental and a speaker gift.

Registration is closed

Suddenly Single Handed

Speaker: Jill Clement

We all know that there are safety risks associated with the sport of sailing.  And yes we've probably all given some thought to, and maybe even talked through what we should do if someone falls overboard or we have a sudden medical emergency.  Over cocktails. Hypothetically.   

This presentation is meant to spark the conversation that couples should have, but which very few do have - the one that goes something like:
"No, but really...what will you actually do in those first few minutes if I am injured or suddenly ill or in the water and the boat is sailing along at 6 knots?  

Together, we'll look at the reality of what it's like to be suddenly singlehanded. What you can realistically do to prepare and to be ready to react confidently. What equipment you might consider, and some techniques you might not have thought of. To be valuable, this session should be more discussion than lecture; a sharing of ideas and experiences and a nudge toward having that conversation.  

For those who haven't met her - Jill is a life long sailor, an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified sailing instructor and an adult leader of the local Sea Scout Ship 1909.  In the sailing season she can be found at EGYC at least 3 nights a week teaching adult sailing and safety for the Greenwich Bay Sailing Association or sailing with the scouts. Jill is most happy when she and Matt are out and about in their Catalina 380, attending OSCA rendezvous, playing mother ship to the sea scouts on overnight cruises or just sitting on the mooring polishing the bright work. 

Ocean State Catalina Association - OSCA

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