Safety At Sea Full Interview With Joe Cooper

Joe Cooper joins us for a full-length interview about safety at sea giving us advice he’s obtained from his decades of ocean sailing and racing including his experience in the America’s Cup, Bermuda 1-2 racing, and his teaching career. We discuss how to mentally prepare for passage-making on typical production-style boats including training seminars, the use of PFDs, jack lines, and crew overboard drills. Joe graces us with his knowledge of the sport and how to stay safe out there in the ocean.
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Tim Labute
Tim Labute got his start sailing on the Great Lakes racing keel boats, moving up to longer trips through the Erie Canal, East coast, and Caribbean. Tim’s adventures spawned a YouTube channel called Lady K Sailing helping other people get started in the sport. Tim current sails a Hughes 35, a Laser, and teaches people to sail in his CL-14. Tim has come on as the Chief Editor of Practical Sailor.