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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…
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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
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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 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, |
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
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: 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…
by John Rousmaniere, |
Subject: Culture of Safety
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 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 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.