Beginner's, Experienced and Advance level Sand Drive 21st August 2020

Please note that you will not be allowed to join the drive if you come to the meeting point without a functioning pre-programmed radio and a flag with flag pole attached to your car. This is for your safety and for the safety of others on the drive. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.

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championdada

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Beginner's, Experienced and Advance level Sand Drive 21st August 2020

Post by championdada » Sun Aug 16, 2020 3:59 pm

Meeting time: 14:30
Drive starts: 15:00

Please be punctual so we can maximise our time on the sand!
IMPORTANT: If you are bringing children, please ensure they are secured in an age-appropriate car seat.



COVID-19 PREVENTION MEASURES
A. At the meeting point, please park the vehicles at least 5 meters apart and observe standard social distancing practices.
B. Face mask and gloves to be worn at all times.
C. No shaking hands, hugging or any other physical contact.
C. Max 3 persons per vehicle, or 5 if from the same family staying in the same house.
D. Drive briefing can be viewed on this page and communications on the day will be carried out by radio, so please ensure your radio carries the correct channel announced on your convoy’s WhatsApp group so you can line up correctly once at the meeting point, deflate your tires are deflated and mount your flag.
E. Drivers AND passengers should remain in their vehicles, after deflating their tires and NOT meet or socialize with other participants.
F. There is to be no sharing of any food or drinks.
G. No sharing of any equipment, tow ropes, shackles, radios or any other accessory.
H. In the event of a recovery, please radio your position in the convoy and vehicle - a marshal will advise you on how to self-recover or will assist.

Checklist:
a) Fully functional 4x4 vehicle with full tank of fuel.
b) Air compressor in working condition.
c) Recovery rope / strap.
d) Compatible radio pre-programmed to DO frequencies.
e) Refreshments for you and your passengers (if you have them).
f) Offroad flag attached to vehicle.

Etiquette:
1) Registering and not coming along may stop others from joining and is easily avoidable - so please be courteous and withdraw if you can't make it.
2) Be punctual.
3) Avoid bringing along unregistered participants without prior permission.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and prepare properly - see you on the sand!


Saaduddin Ahmed
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Post by Michaellestat » Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:51 pm

Hi is this a desert or wadi drive ?
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Mike



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Post by kinloch » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:06 pm

Michaellestat wrote:
Sun Aug 16, 2020 6:51 pm
Hi is this a desert or wadi drive ?
Thanks
Mike
Hi Mike, this is a sand desert drive. Hope to catch you there! :+1:



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Post by Michaellestat » Sun Aug 16, 2020 7:52 pm

Nice one, thanks mate. Catch you there



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Post by yasseen » Mon Aug 17, 2020 10:13 am

can't wait



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Post by KanNi » Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:45 pm

Hi all really looking forward to joining on Friday. As a first timer, can i ask a few basic questions

1. What do you recommend i watch / read to get a few basic driving techniques for sand? Any good online links?
2. Ive got and tested the kit needed, radio channels are set up, what should i set the default channel to for the briefing?
3. How long is the drive likely to last i.e do i need to be concerned about driving in the dark and prepare torches etc.
4. Anything else you recommend i bring?

Thanks in advance

Kan



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Post by TomS » Thu Aug 20, 2020 10:58 pm

Hi Kan,

Glad to see you are prepared for Friday. To answer some of your questions:
1. There are plenty of videos online but honestly, the best preparation is come with an open and calm mind. First drives are always at a relaxed pace and the best way to learn is by doing, which the flying marshals will help you and talk you through the steps via radio if you get into a tricky bit. Never be shy to ask!
2. Each convoy will have a WhatsApp group where the radio channel will be communicated. You should be added to the WhatsApp group for your particular convoy tonight / tomorrow morning.
3. We usually try to finish our drives by around 1800 or 1830 so we should be out of the sand before sunset. Always a good idea to bring a torch just in case.
4. Closed shoes. The sand is hot and just walking up a soft dune for 5 meters can burn your feet if you're in flip flops. A hat and sunscreen are also a good thing to have. I always recommend taking re-fillable flasks for water in order to minimize our impact on the environment with plastic waste (assuming you have a water dispenser at home). The vacuum flasks are great as they keep your water cold for up to a day.

Hope you will enjoy the drive and see you tomorrow!

Tom



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Post by KanNi » Fri Aug 21, 2020 8:40 am

Hi Tom

Many thanks for the reply! See you later



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Post by apurvs91 » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:01 am

Hi All

Not sure if the WhatsApp groups have been created yet, but I had to change/update my phone number in my profile. If the convoys have been assigned and WhatsApp group created, would it be possible to add me to the same on my new number?

Thanks and see you this afternoon!



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Post by usmant » Fri Aug 21, 2020 9:46 am

Good morning Marshalls,
Can you please put me in the WhatsApp group for the meeting location :). Thanks a lot.
Best regards,
Usman



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