Skip to main content

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.


|
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
In March of 2018, three of our members presented a panel in seamanship to a full house in New York Yacht Club's renowned Model Room. Presenting were:

by Mark Lenci | |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness, Navigation
This article suggests how the principles of handling emergencies on large ship can be applied to smaller private yachts – yachts capable of being cruised comfortably by two people. The principles can be easily extended to crews of more than two…

by Chuck Hawley | |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
"What If?" is an excellent game to play onboard or ashore, with both experienced and inexperienced crew, day or night, at anchor or underway.

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 Dick York | |
Subject: Fire/Flooding, Electronics
Lithium batteries are a fact of life in this day and age, and, like so many other things aboard, we must treat them with care. When I wrote the CCA article on Fire in the Boat – Prevention, I gently danced around the issue of fires in smaller…

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 Carleton Mitchell |
Subject: Narratives
Excerpts from Passage East (the skipper/author’s log of the 1952 transatlantic race aboard his yawl, Caribbee) By Carleton Mitchell

Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
In the attached article, Ralph Naranjo reviews his development as a sailor. Opening paragraph:

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Narratives
By John Rousmaniere, A Berth to Bermuda © John Rousmaniere

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Abandon Ship/Liferafts
By John Rousmaniere, A Berth to Bermuda (2006) © John Rousmaniere

by Sheila McCurdy |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
Seamanship is usually described as a litany of skills and knowledge of boat handling, navigation, deck work, and systems maintenance. The combined crew should be able to cover all of it. Ideally the boat is in better shape at the end of the trip…

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Narratives
By John Rousmaniere, The New York Yacht Club: A History © John Rousmaniere

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 Chuck Hawley |
In Stephen Covey’s best-selling self-help book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”, one chapter is titled “Sharpening the Saw”.

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: AIS
After two major collisions with substantial loss of American lives between US Navy destroyers and merchant ships, many of us went to websites that provide histories of the movements of the ships in the area up to the minute of the collision. Using…

by Frank Cassidy |
Subject: AIS
AIS, or Automatic Identification System, is one of the most significant marine safety innovations in a decade. Required on much of commercial traffic and available (and highly recommended) for recreational boats and even personal gear, AIS devices…