LSC Basic Rope Work
The course introduces elements of practical seamanship and a little useful theory, as well as rope handling which is designed to relate strictly to the requirements of modern cruisers – no unnecessary nonsense.
All levels of ability are catered for, from the tyro to the “old salt”. The course begins with coiling a rope and finishes with splicing an eye in three-strand material.
Along the way, a carefully-selected minimal set of knots and techniques is taught. Included in the price of the course is an illustrated handbook and a “bosun’s bag”, containing tools (to keep) and practice materials. It runs for a total of six hours, spread over three weekday evenings.
By tradition, a glass of red wine is offered to lubricate proceedings.
Places are generally limited to eight students at a time so that personal instruction and an opportunity to practice are guaranteed.
A special version of this course is delivered to the Royal Navy.