Safety & Seamanship

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Protecting the Sailor’s Pumpkin

 Subscribers OnlyHead protection has become a hot topic among sailors. Volvo Ocean Race helmsman wear surf helmets with retractable...

Luck and the Urge to Duck

At night, when only the counted seconds between the lightning flash and thunder-crack offer any clue of what is to...

Anchoring in Crowded Harbors

 Subscribers OnlyStagger while you anchor? It sounds like I’ve either been drinking too much or sailing too long. Bear with me.

Anchoring Legal Responsibility

We often get questions about anchoring rights. While it is commonly understood that the first boat arriving in an...

Ditch Kit for Small Sailboats

 Subscribers OnlyWhen we had a larger boat and made offshore hops, conventional ditch bag thinking made sense. But when I downsized to...

Rescue Safety Lights & Strobes II

 Subscribers OnlyA personal rescue strobe is a small signaling light intended to be attached to a PFD so if a boat crew member goes...