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THE COLD FACTS: Special Safety Considerations of High Latitude Voyaging

With tens of thousands of miles sailed (and working) in the cold-water latitudes, CCA Member Mark Roye has learned a thing or two about staying safe and surviving where the water is cold, sometimes almost freezing. From maintaining safety-oriented attitudes to carrying -- and practicing with -- properly-selected equipment, the steps one must take in harsher environments are more exacting and more critical than warmer cruising grounds

Mark's 20-page review of the procedures, gear, and emergency responses one must have in mind in colder waters are important reading for anyone sailing where shorts and flip-flops don't cut it. 

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