Sutton Mariners Sailing Club

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Weekly meetings take place on Thursday evenings and are normally held in the ‘MBA Lounge’, formerly known as the ‘Times Square Hall’, at the VBS Community Stadium, Gander Green Lane, Sutton, Surrey unless stated otherwise under Venue in the programme. 

Meetings start at 20.00. – Talks start at 20.15 unless stated otherwise in the event.

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Last Week’s Quiz Answer

13 January

Yes, there is a difference.
A sea anchor is streamed from the front of a vessel and a drogue from the rear. A sea anchor is also usually larger than a drogue.
The purpose of the sea anchor is to almost stop the vessel (just like an anchor) and keep its bow facing into the wind. There will be a slight movement astern which will mean keeping an eye on this to stop too much pressure on the rudder.
The drogue will keep the stern of the vessel facing into the wind and, being smaller, will allow a certain amount forward motion and some water to flow over the rudder. The danger here is that with a following sea, a wave may break over the stern.
Sometimes the use of long lengths of warp or rope has the same effect as a drogue.


13 January
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Visitors are welcome on any Thursday club night held at the VBS Community Stadium