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Little Falmouth Yacht Yard

Flushing, Falmouth

Cornwall, TR11 5TJ

Preparing for a Storm

How to get a boat ready for a storm?

Our advice to boat owners facing a storm.

  1. Be prepared!
  2. Review the laid up and in commission dates of insurance policies  - especially around autumn as these often expire in September and October.
  3. If at all possible, relocate the boat to a safer area. 
  4. If your boat is in a marina doublecheck lines and fenders.
  5. If your boat is laid up, check it over, making sure the cover is secure.
  6. Ensure that all lines and securing strops are in good order. 
  7. Remove dodgers and sail covers to reduce the possibility of wind damage to the boat.
  8. Secure your tender and furling units to avoid unnecessary damage.
  9. Leave nothing attached to the shores. 
  10. Remove all loose deck equipment and vulnerable items such as electronic equipment. 
  11. On shore, your trailer needs to be made secure.
  12. Above all else, keep personal safety paramount.  Do not take any risks. Your boat, while loved, is not worth injury or a life.

If you require any further information or advice, please call us on 01326 374309.

Latest News

Sir Robin Knox-Johnston on Suhaili in the Golden Globe Race

Two FBC Biscay 36s to star in Suhaili Parade of Sail

Goldstar, to be raced by Antoine Cousot, and E'le May, to be raced by Nabil Amra, will take part in the Suhaili Parade of Sail to mark the Golden Globe Race 2018.

Boat launch  Cornwall

Second Golden Globe Race Boat Refitted by Falmouth Boat Co.

The second boat competing in the Golden Globe Race 2018 that Falmouth Boat Co. has refitted has been launched.

From Our Blog

Mar 05
Recommissioning an engine before launch

After a long winter we're recommissioning engines ready for launch for the season.

Feb 26
A guide to engine servicing

If you ask Falmouth Boat Co. for a basic engine service, this describes how we carry it out.