Emergencies on Board - ON WATER, BYO Boat
Friday March 31 at 1730 until April 2 at 1500
Plumper Cove Provincial Park - Keats Island
Ken Gillstrom takes the “Emergencies on Board” seminar on to your boat for what will prove to be a very educational and fun weekend covering practical exercises how you would handle various emergency situations on your boat. We cover both equipment effectiveness and procedures.
One of the best ways to be prepared for emergency situations is to rehearse procedures and use equipment. This will make your responses more habitual and help the brain optimize for a set of coordinated activities.
Exercises will include
1. FLOOD CONTROL
a. Calculating Capacity of Bilge pumps and testing their effectiveness (Electric and Manual)
2. FIRE FIGHTING
a. Fire below – simulation of attacking a fire on board while blindfolded
b. Alternative emergency exits
3. VESSEL EVACUATION
4. CREW OVERBOARD - PREVENTION
a. Set up a tether/jackline system on you boat that will give you full access to deck, however, not allow you to fall in the water.
b. Retrieve a COB from the water
5. ELECTRONIC NAV SYSTEMS FAILURE IN FOG
a. Blind navigation exercise - navigator is to remain below deck and only use chart, depthsounder, speed log, ships compass and waatch to find a target 2 miles away
Points will be awarded for successes of each exercise, with an overall winner declared at the end of the course
Friday Afternoon – Arrive at Plumper Cove (Keates Island)
Friday Evening –
Pot luck hors d’oeurves in park
Review of weekend’s events, exercise handouts and scoring sheet
Review of Emergencies on Board Handout (will be emailed to Participants)
Flood Control, Fire Fighting, Vessel Evacuation & COB Prevention
BYOLunch on Shore
Calibrating depth meter
Calibrating speed log
Creating a Deviation table for your ship’s compass
Simulation of navigation in heavy fog WITHOUT use of GPS, Chart Plotter and Radar. Navigator will be asked to stay below deck, so there are no visuals, and will only have depth, speed, compass course and time to work with. Participants should come equipped with appropriate paper chart of the area and tide/current tables.
Results will be tallied and award to best score
Pot Luck Dinner on shore
On board Voyageur 10.10, coffee, tea juice and baked goods
Retrieving a COB from the water
Demo and trial of various methods on your boat
Ascending the mast SAFELY. Demo on Voyageur 10.10 then review equipment and methods on your vessel
Wrap up by 1500 on Sunday
Ken Gillstrom is a Sail Canada Advanced Cruising Instructor, Coastal Navigation Instructor and RYA Yachtmaster Offshore. He has 45,000 miles of experience on Voyageur 10.10 as well as 25,000 miles on over a dozen other vessels. During this time he has experienced and rehearsed many different emergency situations and understands what methods and equipment works and what doesn't. He will guide you through a process that will make your cruising experiences safer.
Member Boats $ 220.00 per boat,
Non Member Boats $ 400.00 per boat
Limit of 4 participants per boat
Mooring/docking fees are not included.