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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 Multiple CCA members, |
Subject: Weather
Weather is a chaotic, turbulent, system. It's of critical interest to ocean voyagers, of course, and our understanding of it has advanced rapidly in recent years, thanks, in part, to dramatic advances in measurement, analysis, and communications…
by Multiple CCA members, |
Subject: Weather
Our highly successful all-day weather seminar is available in video form. Presented by acclaimed experts including Frank Bohlen, Lee Chesneau, and more, this series provides a comprehensive overview and drill-down into many aspects of coastal and…
by , |
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 Tanner Rose, |
Subject: Heavy Weather
You're cruising with friends on inshore waters and are suddenly confronted with what has become known as “severe weather”, usually a line of discrete cells, any one of which is capable of producing straight line winds over 50 knots.  The cells we…
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Getting Weather
by John Jourdane, |
Subject: Getting Weather
by Chuck Hawley, |
Subject: Communications, Getting Weather
Despite my better judgment, I was coerced into delivering a 40’ cruising sloop up the coast from Oceanside to Moss Landing in early December, a distance of 350 nautical miles. While December weather can be relatively flat and beautiful, it can also…