Using a Club boat? Check before launch
The Mast:- Is it fixed properly in the step?
( Is your LASER Cunningham / downhaul secured? )
Kicker:- Is it fixed right and tensioned to hold the boom down?
Mainsheet direction:- Is it running the right way through the blocks – especially any ratchet block?
Mainsheet stopper knot(s): is the knot tied where it will stop the boom swinging forward of the mast?
Jibsheet (if used): Is it tied in a continuous loop, as recommended? If not are there 2 stopper knots?)
Stern traveller / ‘horse’: does the tiller go under the rope; is it the right tension?
Daggerboard, rudder and tiller: are they tied and/or clipped on so they won’t fall out when you capsize?
Bungs and self-bailers: are the holes in the hull blocked up before you take to the water?
Your personal equipment
Buoyancy Aid / Lifejacket: fitted securely?
Wetsuit? (Mandatory for winter months)
Helmet? (Some provided by the Club – strongly recommended for children and recommended for novice adults in windy conditions