Dinghies SOPs

Safety Equipment

When taking the dinghies out, ensure you have a paddle and an orange canister. Tie it to your dinghy with a line. If not, you will be performing man overboard drill to recover the lost equipment.


You can use a VHF radio if you have a ROC(M) certificate (see link). It is highly recommended that you obtain your certification, offered by Power and Sail Squadron. The Club does not provide a course. If you don't have a ROC (M), take a radio anyway and use it for emergency only. Coast Guard monitors freq 16. The Club will purchase a VHF shortly.


On the right of the seacan, on the shelves below the workbench, there are:

  • Yellow paddles; and
  • Orange canister holding a throw rope and a whistle. Store the canister open to let it dry out.

On the left side of the seacan, mainsails go on the bottom shelves and the jibs on the middle shelves. If you return with wet sails, hang them to dry with a rope front and back of the seacan ceiling.


Photos for the Vibes and a video showing the gennaker rigging are available below and at this link.