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Articles, White Papers, and Safety Moments (shorter items for presentation to groups) are available for your personal use. We hope these will enhance your time on the water and preparing for it.


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Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
View in Reader from Voyages-2019 by Alex Agnew, Boston Station, Gulf of Maine Post Ben Heselton-Clements Tom McClellan Tori Willauer, Boston Station, Gulf of Maine Post

by Chuck Hawley | |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
The failure rate of life jackets can be alarmingly high without proper attention

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Subject: Narratives
Voyages Magazine for 2019

by Kitty and Scott Kushner | |
Subject: Narratives
Kitty and I spent four years circumnavigating the globe on our 30-foot Allied Seawind ketch, Bebinka. When we returned home the first thing that friends asked was, “Weren’t you afraid of storms?”

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Subject: Narratives
Link to Reader CRUISING NOVA SCOTIA   An Insider’s View by John van-Schalkwyk, Bras d’Or Station The churches of Mahone Bay. Photo by Shawn M. Kent. 4 voyages

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Subject: Narratives
Wintering near Cape Horn, we discover the delights of our remote location

by George Day | |
Subject: Narratives
3,000 Miles from Newport, Rhode Island, to Cowes, England, in 18 Days by George Day, Boston Station, Buzzards Bay Post

by Chuck Hawley | |
Subject: Overboard
After several fatal short-handed crew overboard incidents involving members of the Sailing Foundation in Seattle, three of the members (Fred Hayes, Dick Marshall, Doug Fryer) began to search for a solution to short-handed overboard accidents. Their…

by Chuck Hawley | |
Subject: Emergency Signalling
Whether you call them flares, or visual distress signals (VDS), or pyrotechnics, some visual form of getting attention from boaters or rescue agencies has been a mainstay of the Federal Recreational Boat Equipment requirements for decades. And…

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Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
In March of 2018, three of our members presented a panel in seamanship to a full house in New York Yacht Club's renowned Model Room. Presenting were:

by Mark Lenci | |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness, Navigation
This article suggests how the principles of handling emergencies on large ship can be applied to smaller private yachts – yachts capable of being cruised comfortably by two people. The principles can be easily extended to crews of more than two…

by Chuck Hawley | |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
"What If?" is an excellent game to play onboard or ashore, with both experienced and inexperienced crew, day or night, at anchor or underway.

by Dick York | |
Subject: Fire/Flooding, Electronics
Lithium batteries are a fact of life in this day and age, and, like so many other things aboard, we must treat them with care. When I wrote the CCA article on Fire in the Boat – Prevention, I gently danced around the issue of fires in smaller…

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Subject: Emergencies, Heavy Weather
In this reprinted article from SAIL magazine, CCA member Rich Wilson shares the tale of a terrifying capsize at one of the roughest patches on the water.…

by Evans Starzinger |
Subject: Emergencies, Heavy Weather
Techniques, Tactics and Equipment As weather conditions get progressively more severe, there is a line that is eventually crossed.

by Carleton Mitchell |
Subject: Narratives
Excerpts from Passage East (the skipper/author’s log of the 1952 transatlantic race aboard his yawl, Caribbee) By Carleton Mitchell

Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
In the attached article, Ralph Naranjo reviews his development as a sailor. Opening paragraph:

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Narratives
By John Rousmaniere, The New York Yacht Club: A History © John Rousmaniere