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Tug Day - October 24 2015

The Tug Day was intended to focus on tugs, and was organized and led by the Club's 'Officer-in-Tactical-Command' for the day - Piet B.  

The events included individual displays, as well as formation sailing, and towing of the Club's notorious towing subject vessel, the MV Masterdon.

Some remarks by various people:


- 'Tug Day was a success.  We had many more tugs together on the dam than seen for a long time!'
-
'Very impressed with the good turn-out'
Tugs

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Some of the tugs present on the day
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Left: David C's
'Amsterdam'






Right: Brian A's 'Portgarth'
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Left: Tony N's 'Parat'
(Voith-Schneider)
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Ken B's classic steam tug
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Left: Ken B's Springer tug








Right: Pierre B's 'Seleni'    (Voith-Schneider)
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Left: Sjaak B's 'John Ross'
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Sjaak B's 'Smit England'


Tugs on show but unfortunately not on the water due to various technical reasons included:
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Above: Johan B's 'Smit Hunter'


Left: Arturo's tug


'Lots of fun for all as Piet put us though our paces'
formation moves as directed by Piet B, the 'OTC' ('Officer in Tactical Command') for the day
'Fleet work improved greatly!'
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Above: Portgarth and Parat led by Pierre's Springer tug in a formation turn to port


Left: Parat and Portgarth led by Amsterdam in a line ahead turn to starboard
Towing!
challenged by the mighty 'MV Masterdon' several attempts at towing were made
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Amsterdam towing
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John Ross 'deep-sea' towing
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a towing lesson from Seleni
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Portgarth towing

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Ken's Springer performing an 'alongside tow', assisted by Parat
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after having been towed herself, John Ross finally succeeded in towing her skipper!

At the end of the day, all tugs returned to 'port'

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Great fun was had by all; and many visitors were intrigued...
Thanks to all who participated and assisted, in particular to Piet for organizing and running the day!
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