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Medical Emergency at Sea

“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks

...lessons learned in pursuit of the Art of Seamanship”

By John Robinson


We were on the last leg of an Atlantic crossing - the first serious offshore experience for three 30 somethings. I was the skipper on my Valiant 40, HALCYON, with my two best friends from high school and the Air Force. We were seven days out from Terceira, Azores and three days from Falmouth, England on what had been an uneventful passage.