Book promotes partnership between skipper and less-experienced crew to increase safety and fun for coastal cruisers.
A new, revised and updated edition of the “Safety for Cruising Couples” workbook has been published by the Cruising Club of America. The workbook is part of the CCA’s popular and widely recognized Safety for Cruising Couples seminars offered by clubs and boating groups around the country. The goal is to help raise the competence and confidence of crew who are not generally in command of sailboats and powerboats cruising in coastal waters.
“To cruise safely and successfully we need systems and plans that work for everyone aboard — and we need to communicate about those systems and plans,” said Graeme and Janna Esarey, CCA members and experienced cruisers from Seattle, Wash. “This book helps move the conversation forward among cruising couples so they can sail safely and comfortably together wherever they dream up.”
The new, revised Safety for Cruising Couples workbook promotes partnership and teamwork between skipper and crew. It is a “must” for new cruisers and young families with children to improve skills and provide a safer and more enjoyable cruising experience, said veteran cruiser Ron Trossbach, a CCA member and the workbook’s technical editor, based in Annapolis, Md. The book is also a good refresher course for experienced cruisers to update their skills, Trossbach said.