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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 Dick York |
Subject: Overboard

by Paul Bushueff |
Subject: Emergency Signalling
Introduction:    Man Overboard Rules of Safety  Rule No. 1. DO Not Fall Overboard. When sailing at night, in bad weather, when reefed, alone, or in cold waters, the best safety is to be clipped in and stay with the boat.  Rule No. 2. DON'T…

by Chuck Hawley |
Subject: Overboard
Last weekend [October 2015], I was asked to take part in US Sailing’s National Faculty during their annual meeting. My goal was to create a “unit” in US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Course on Crew Overboard, and this required that I come up with a plan…

by Mark Roye |
Subject: Fire/Flooding
A well-equipped, centrally located damage control kit together with a damage control plan are important to a safe voyage.   This is particularly true in waterways such as the Pacific Northwest which has a high proportion of deadheads and debris in…