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Unstable Approaches: Listen to the clues that tell you to reset
Sailors can learn from the crash of flight 8303. We can, on occasion, get into a situation that gets more and more difficult from which to recover. This can be caused by ego, or by a sudden change in the expected circumstances, or a lack of “forehandedness”, which was one of the late Capt. John Bonds’s favorite words to throw out at Safety At Sea students. Forehandedness, he’d lecture, was the ability to anticipate possible changes in the current situation and to be ready for them, much as our parents would admonish us to “drive defensively” when we were learning to drive.
Leadership. Think Shackleton!

CCA member Richard du Moulin contributes to our “Creating a Culture of Safety” series, reflecting on the essence

Panel on Seamanship: Video

In March of 2018, three of our members presented a panel in seamanship to a full house in New York Yacht Club's renow

Handling Emergencies - Perspective from Big Ships' Practices
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 people, larger yachts, and professionally crewed vessels.
What If the Sheet Hits the Pram?
"What If?" is an excellent game to play onboard or ashore, with both experienced and inexperienced crew, day or night, at anchor or underway.
Seamanship Tips from the Masters

A collection of a few tips from the acknowledged masters of sailing

A Seamanship Ethos

Adapted from the foreword to the 4th edition, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship,