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by Tom Wadlow, |
Subject: Good Practices Underway
​​​​​​​A problem can easily arise when several knowledgeable sailors are on deck during a passage or even a daysail and it is not clear who is charge. Each is partially attentive, but no one is paying attention to the details on the chart or what…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Anchoring
Several decades ago, entering Morro Bay around sunrise, I was at the helm of a 30’ wooden ketch while the rest of the crew slept below. It was near a full moon, and the boat was bucking about a 3-knot ebb with her 4.5 knots of speed through the…
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: Good Practices Underway
Many of us have a general idea about how we’d tow another boat back to the harbor or gas dock or a safe anchorage. While most sailboats don’t generate a lot of pull, they can generally tow a similarly-sized sailboat at four or five knots, which…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
CCA Safety Moment for September 2015
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
Safety Moment, Cruising Club of America
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Good Practices Underway
Safety Moment, Cruising Club of America
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Anchoring
CCA Safety Moment
by Ernie Godshalk, |
Subject: Navigation and Piloting, Seamanship and Awareness
“From the CCA School of Hard Rocks
by Ernie Godshalk, & by Douglas Adkins, |
Subject: Dinghy Management
.... As the sun descended towards the mountains on the distant mainland, we discussed our concern.  While we were hesitant to retrieve and reset the anchor, we agreed that we could wait no longer for her to return without commencing a search; she…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Seamanship and Awareness
CCA Safety Moment for January 2022
by Ralph Naranjo, |
Subject: Heavy Weather, Overboard
Author: Ralph Naranjo Publication: Practical Sailor, July 2021 Ralph Naranjo is a member of the Cruising Club of America and its Safety & Seamanship Committee. He is a former Vanderstar Chair at the US Naval Academy and author of THE ART OF…
by William Strassberg, MD, |
Subject: Good Practices Underway, Onboard Routines
 
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 Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Good Practices Underway
Armed with a small amount of misinformation, we concoct a story to fit what we think we see and then twist additional evidence to comply.
by Steve Brown, |
Subject: Heavy Weather
The Jordan Series Drogue, a string of relatively small fabric cones (100 or so), provides an adjustable tool to slow a boat. It's an invaluable tool for managing heavy weather on a sailboat. Steve Brown conducted a survey of highly acclaimed…
by William Strassberg, MD, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Seamanship and Awareness
Advocates of the phrase, “leaders are born not made,” discount expertise and dwell on behavioral traits such as charisma, compassion, extroversion, boldness, etc. These personality attributes certainly play an important role in acquiring…
by William Strassberg, MD, |
Subject: Culture of Safety, Seamanship and Awareness
Executive Summary William Strassberg, MD January, 2021