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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 John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Overboard
From The Annapolis Book of Seamanship Here are accounts of two successful rescue efforts in the stormy 2011 Chicago to Mackinac Race.  Each rescuing crew was awarded an Arthur B. Hanson Rescue Medal by U.S. Sailing.

by Jeffrey Wisch, MD |
Subject: Medical, Medical
The Bermuda Race’s medical chair (a race skipper) describes the causes, prevention, and treatment of this all-too-common and potentially dangerous condition.

by John Rousmaniere |
From The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
A collection of a few tips from the acknowledged masters of sailing Anticipation “A seaman laboring under an undue sense of security becomes at once worth hardly half his salt.” (Joseph Conrad, The Mirror of the Sea) “The rule…

by John Jourdane |
Subject: Fire/Flooding, Abandon Ship/Liferafts
CCA Member John Jourdane sailed the 2008 Hobart Race on the Spencer 65, Ragtime.   He witnessed a successful rescue of all the crew off a sinking boat. The following is from John’s journal.

by John Rousmaniere |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness
Adapted from the foreword to the 4th edition, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship,

by Dick York | |
Subject: Overboard
The methods for dealing with Man Overboard emergencies on a short-handed boat require a few modifications from the standard recoveries taught for fully-crewed race boats. The purpose of this note is to highlight those differences in technique and…

by Michael Keyworth |
Subject: Tools and Spares
This list of tools and spares is intended to be a minimum guide to tools and spares that might be helpful in routine maintenance at sea or effecting emergency repairs when outside assistance is not available.

by Rich Feeley |
 

by Dick York |
Subject: Fire/Flooding
You have been reaching along fast and you step below after a great watch on deck, and splash, your foot goes up to the ankle in water in your boat.  Oops, no one wants this scenario.  Like many other emergencies, water in the boat can be minimized…

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 Garry Fischer |
Subject: Safety Gear, Boat

by Larry Glenn |
Subject: Abandon Ship/Liferafts
Larry Glenn, owner of Runaway, a J44 is very thoughtful, plus he is organized and disciplined about his thinking regarding emergencies.  Larry knows that you cannot assign tasks in the middle of a crisis; you have to plan and organize ahead…

by Larry Glenn |
Subject: Seamanship and Awareness

by Dick York |
Subject: Emergency Signalling
This note presents the results of the work of CCA member John Brooks in investigating the position of the U. S. Coast Guard with regard to “laser flares”. It also contains some description of the devices and links to other information about the…

by Michael Keyworth |
Subject: Tools and Spares

by Dick Stevenson |
Subject: Fire/Flooding

by Mark Roye |
Subject: Practice and Safety Training