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Regatta Director Presents Safety Recommendations for AC72′s

Structural reviews of AC72 boats and wings, a 10-knot lower wind limit (23 knots maximum) and enhanced sailor safety equipment are among the 37 recommendations issued Wednesday to increase safety during the Summer of Racing at the 2013 America’s Cup. … Continue reading

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McMURDO FAST FIND 220 PERSONAL LOCATOR BEACON

The Fast Find 220 is a powerful distress beacon, which provides a direct method of alerting the search and rescue authorities where no other forms of communication are available, using the 406 MHz search and rescue satellite communication system, COSPAS SARSAT. … Continue reading

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Innovative Sensors – Future Use for Cruising Sailors?

Wouldn’t you like to know when your mast or boom has reached its structural limits? BEFORE there are any tell-tale signs visible? BEFORE it falls on top of you? A new technology is in the pipeline that could provide that … Continue reading

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Rescue Response – A Step into the Future

If you think rescue response across the world’s oceans is already very good, you haven’t seen anything yet. With the innovative thinking of a Surrey, England-based engineering firm, they are set to get a whole lot better. Sartech Engineering, one … Continue reading

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Sailing Emergency Tips: Liferaft or Lifeboat? You Decide!

Captain John from www.skippertips.com takes an intriguing look at liferaft use vs. the flotation of your own vessel. Read most survival sailing tips and they talk time and again about how you must equip your boat with the latest liferaft … Continue reading

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Coast Guard Halts Offshore Racing in CA While Examining 2 Fatal Yachting Accidents

Safety first! After the two recent deadly boating accidents in offshore races along the California coast, the Coast Guard has determined they need to further examine race courses and safety measures before allowing further racing. While we’re not exactly sure … Continue reading

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Cruising Couple Brutally Attacked in Tobago Cays

Allen and Kate Barry of the s/v Mendocino Queen endured a horrifying attack and robbery while visiting the Tobago Cays just a few weeks ago. Below is an excerpt from their report to Noonsite. Warning: strong language is used. “About … Continue reading

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Lewmar Issues Safety Notice in Light of Antigua Accident

Many of you asked us for the manufacturer of the winch involved in the freak accident in Jolly Harbor Marina, Antigua back in early March in which a woman’s arm was severed and a man lost eight fingers. Lewmar has … Continue reading

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