How to conduct a complete mast and rigging survey one day course


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Join tutor, Kim Skov-Nielsen for a comprehensive classroom and practical based training day taking place in Southampton, UK on Monday 26 March 2018 that will explain how to carry out a complete mast and rigging survey.

The venue for the morning classroom session is:
Southampton Football Club, St Mary’s Stadium, Britannia Rd, Southampton SO14 5FP

The venue for the afternoon practical session is:
The Rig Shop, Unit 7, Saxon Wharf, Lower York St, Southampton SO14 5QF

The morning session
Kim will give a 3 hour classroom presentation and will provide a checklist for delegates.
In this session, Kim will talk about:
– how to inspect the mast and rigging
– when to inspect the mast and rigging
– what to expect
– what to look for

In his presentation, Kim will cover all types of rigging from rope to galvanised steel wire to carbon, as well as looking at different types of masts too.

The morning session only is also open to online delegates.

The afternoon session
Delegates will head over to The Rig Shop. IIMS is grateful to Harry James of The Rig Shop for allowing us access to his yard and facility.

How many and what type of rigs are available will be determined on the day. Working in small groups, those present will look at and survey the laid out rigs, noting their comments and coming up with a list of faults and issues for later group discussion before close.

Weather at the end of March can be unpredictable and often wet. So please ensure you bring appropriate clothing and footwear to keep yourself dry and warm too in the event it is a bad afternoon.

Timings for the day are as follows:
09.00 Registration
09.15 Classroom training starts
11.00 Coffee break
12.45 Lunch
13.45 Relocate to The Rig Shop (about 500 metres from St Mary’s Stadium)
14.00 Afternoon practical session starts
17.00 Conclusion and close

About the tutor and course leader
To those who know him, Kim Skov-Nielsen MIIMS, or KSN to his friends, is a larger than life individual. He is a well-known and experienced marine surveyor who knows his subject.

KSN has worked full-time in the marine industry since 1979, initially as a yacht skipper and ocean racer and then as a marine surveyor. KSN has sailed almost 150,000 blue water miles worldwide, amassing a wide range of valuable experience – from building boats to sailing them around the world. KSN established a surveying business in Estepona, Spain delivering a range of survey and consultancy work to clients worldwide.

KSN is well placed to deliver this programme having authored ‘Rig Basics – How to Look After Your Mast, Rigging and Sails’.

There are two delegate options available:
Option 1: Real-time delegate for the whole day
The cost of the day for real-time delegates is £130 to include course materials, refreshments and luncheon

To reserve your place as a real-time delegate, please contact Cathryn Ward by email or call her on +44 23 9238 5223 and we will invoice you.

Option 2: Online delegate via Zoom for the morning classroom session only
The cost of the morning only session is £70

To reserve your place as an online Zoom delegate for the morning session only, please complete the registration form below and pay online to confirm your place. Your Zoom online joining instructions will be sent in good time.


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