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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.


by Brian Guck, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Boat, Safety Gear, Personal
Sea and be Seen
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Subject: Safety Gear, Personal, Overboard
The CCA recommends that, at the skipper’s discretion, all crew should WEAR A LIFE JACKET when on deck of a recreational boat. There are various types of life jackets with advantages and disadvantages, and that are appropriate for different…
by Paul Bushueff, |
Subject: Sails and Rigging
Preventers for off wind sailing has always been a popular discussion topic.
by Jeffrey Wisch, MD, |
Subject: Medical, Crew Health
Boating, safety, and the pandemic are not mutually exclusive. Our fleet surgeon offers some advice for maintaining a safety ethos aboard.
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal, Overboard
I like to think that the courses and articles and online tutorials are complete and easy to understand, but anyone who teaches knows that the best way to check comprehension is to listen to the questions that are asked. After my “story” in Lectronic…
by US Sailing, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Safety Gear, Boat, Safety Gear, Personal
Following the Low Speed Chase disaster, a general overhaul of local, and ultimately national offshore equipment requirements took place.  The result is a comparatively compact document that covers a wide range of safety gear.
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Subject: Safety Gear, Personal, Overboard
Coast Guard Safety Alert: This safety alert reminds all inflatable life jacket users of the importance of performing periodic maintenance on their equipment. Instances of fatal accidents where inflatable life jackets failed to properly inflate have…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Onboard Routines
Racing "Big Boats" on SF Bay aboard a classic wooden schooner highlights the need to brief crew on the specifics of their roles onboard.
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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…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
The failure rate of life jackets can be alarmingly high without proper attention
by Jeffrey Wisch, MD, |
Subject: Medical, Medical
Jeffrey S. Wisch, M.D. Special acknowledgement to Edwin Garry Fischer, M.D. for development of the original format and content of this memo
by Jeffrey Wisch, MD, |
Subject: Medical, Medical
The Bermuda Race’s medical chair (a race skipper) describes the causes, prevention, and treatment of this all-too-common and potentially dangerous condition.
by Garry Fischer, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Boat, Sails and Rigging
by Michael Keyworth, |
Subject: Tools and Spares
This list of tools and spares is intended to be a minimum guide to tools and spares that might be helpful in routine maintenance at sea or effecting emergency repairs when outside assistance is not available.
by Michael Keyworth, |
Subject: Tools and Spares
by Mark Roye, |
Subject: Practice and Safety Training
 
by Ron Trossbach, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Boat
Italics Note – Items in italics should be read to an audience before the paper is distributed.
by Ron Trossbach, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
Harness & Tether Requirements Every crew member must have a harness & tether not more than 6 ft (or 2 meters) long.