Reminder about Sign Out Procedures
Some recent events indicate that a reminder is needed about sign-out procedures. Too many people have experienced the disappointment of rigging a boat only to find that they can't get the centreboard down, or worse, to find themselves floating with only the deck out of the water!
There are two key principles here:
1. Check the tags. If the tag is flipped to the orange "Out of order" side, then don't take the boat out unless you are absolutely certain that it is okay. This means checking the maintenance book to see why it as out of order, and it means very carefully checking the boat to see if everything is fine. Things like split seams are hard to spot unless you are looking for them!
2. Update the tags. If you find something that needs repair, update the maintenance book and flip the tag to the orange side. Don't flip the tag away from the orange side unless you are are absolutely certain that the boat is safe to sail.
While the thrust of this reminder is aimed at looking for the tags, please check out the sign-out rules posted next to the board. In particular, refresh your understanding of the wind speed limits.