How to haul out a dinghy single-handed

As of October 2020, there's a new electric winch system to help with hauling out your dinghy if there is no-one else around to help.

There's full details in this pictorial guide but please note the following two key points

  • for safety reasons, to use the electric winch system you must have attended a short familiarisation session to be "trained" in the basics of using the winch safely. The combination number for the padlock is shared at the familiarisation sessions
  • the electric winch is only intended to be used when there is no one else around to help you recover your dinghy. The winch system is (deliberately) slow so you will recover your dinghy much quicker with the help of other club members rather than using the electric winch system