Tag Archives: Safety at Sea

Safety Equipment Requirements Approved by US Sailing Board of Directors

It is up to the boat owner or captain to decide what is right for the safety of their boat and crew when going offshore, but for blue water cruisers, ISAF’s Offshore Special Regulations are a good place to start when … Continue reading

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Have flares had their day?

Have flares had their day? The Royal Yachting Association (RYA) thinks so and is trying to persuade UK authorities to drop the requirements for yachts over 13.7m to carry them on board. “In today’s modern age there is no compelling … Continue reading

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World’s Smallest PLB Certified for Use

The tiniest PLB in the world, introduced to the sailing world in January, has now been fully certified for use throughout Europe and the USA after being awarded relevant COSPAS-SARSAT and product approvals. Ocean Signal’s rescueME PLB1 has shown full compatibility … Continue reading

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Saving Your Best Friend’s Life with Safety at Sea

What you can learn at a Safety at Sea seminar may save your best friend’s life and help you calmly manage a crisis at sea.  Safety at Sea seminars are required for 30% of the crew participating in the Marion Bermuda … Continue reading

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Prepare for Heavy Weather Before it Arrives

Safety and preparation go hand-in-hand for heavy weather sailing. Crew, topsides and below decks need to be readied if you suspect a blow is on the way. Even if it never develops, you will have the peace-of-mind that you, your … Continue reading

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Pacific Offshore Academy Announces 2013 Seminar Schedule

Back by Popular Demand: the Pacific Offshore Academy will continue its highly-regarded seminar series with two events scheduled in 2013, addressing many topics key to any offshore voyage. The dates for 2013 will be June 23 and October 19. You can … Continue reading

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10th Annual Medicine for Mariners and Safety at Sea Conference

This is a great program that allows you to combine a nice getaway with crucial information that all offshore sailors need to know. Following 9 successful years of medical training on the water, The Moorings and MedSail have announced the … Continue reading

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No Registration? No Problem! Safety at Sea Seminar Welcomes Walk-ins

The Newport Bermuda Race Safety at Sea Seminar on March 17-18 introduces a new approach to safety education. The seminar serves sailors in the 2012 Newport Bermuda Race as well as delivery and crews returning from Bermuda and other offshore … Continue reading

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