Features October 1, 2001 Issue

Offshore Log: European Safety Solutions

This month's Log will be on the short side due to the demands placed on its peripatetic author, who is also an official America's Cup measurer. After filing last month's column from Turkey, Nick and Maryann journeyed west across the Mediterranean to Gibraltar (braving thick fog and thicker shipping in reaching port), left Calypso there, and flew to Cowes, England, for the America's Cup Jubilee, where they are at press time. The following safety notes were sent from Marmaris just before Calypso set out.

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Whenever we fetch up in a marina, we stalk the docks with camera in hand, looking for good solutions and bad ones. We find plenty of both. Here are a few safety equipment setups—good and bad—from European boats spotted in the eastern Mediterranean.

Most of these photos deal with man-overboard gear. The gear may be different, but the basic principles remain the same: Even the best gear is useless if it can't be easily deployed to run freely without hanging up on the mother ship.


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