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by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Practice and Safety Training
Recently, we discussed some New Year’s Resolutions for safe voyaging that included having a pre-departure chat with your crew so that everyone had basic safety (and comfort) information when on the water: where the safety gear was stowed, how to…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
In 2017, US Sailing Yachtswoman of the Year Timmy Larr asked me to participate in a series of life jacket tests in Tampa Bay, about ¼ mile from the University of Southern Florida. These tests were reasonably similar to other life jacket testing that…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
Bottom line: safety gear is a compromise. Too foolproof, and it may be either too expensive or too difficult to use. Too heavy, and people leave it below decks. Too much maintenance required, and it may not work when it is supposed to. 
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew, Seamanship and Awareness
I had the wonderful opportunity to charter a Moorings 4600 catamaran in Croatia for two week in late May, and in fact I am writing this Safety Moment from the catamaran as I sit in the lovely Palmizana marina on the island of Klement.
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
  “Safety Moments, presented at CCA Stations and Posts”
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Practice and Safety Training
Safety Moment, Cruising Club of America
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Practice and Safety Training
Safety Moment, Cruising Club of America, June 2017 Chuck Hawley
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Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
Disuse creates dysfunction “From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by Sally Honey, |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
CCA Safety Moment, Sally Honey, 12 January 2022
by Mark Roye, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Preparation of Boat and Crew, Safety Gear, Boat, Safety Gear, Personal, Good Practices Underway
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…
by Charles L Starke MD , |
Subject: Preparation of Boat and Crew
Our boat sat unused last year because of Covid, and I scheduled a two day in depth inspection last week to look at the boat, and safety issues.  Issues found were extremely surprising and have led to improvements in boat safety.        We have a…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Personal
After an initial stage of having existing life jacket designs updated with modern labels, new life jacket designs created under a new UL standard (UL 12402) will begin to enter the market, and these life jackets may have features and innovations…
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 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…
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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 US Sailing, |
Subject: Safety Gear, Boat
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.