Wednesday 10th February

Graham Thomas

Passage Planning, Pilotage and Yacht Delivery in the Med

 

 

In October 2016, Graham helped in crewing and navigating a move of two sailing school yachts from Trapani in Sicily to San Miguel in Tenerife. The journey of approximately 2000nm takes between 4-5 weeks and includes long passage planning, offshore sailing and coping with inclement weather, gear failure and being in close confines for long periods. Graham will tell us about this most interesting voyage;  the second part of the talk has a special focus on passage planning and preparation.

Graham is a Trustee and Treasurer for Bury Lake Young Mariners in Rickmansworth, a charity focused on promoting dinghy sailing for juniors and people with disabilities. He has been an RYA Dinghy Instructor there since 2014. He is also a member at Broadwater Sailing Club in Harefield where he enjoys the weekly racing events sailing his Laser.