A couple of weeks ago, Sarah and I attended a Safety at Sea Seminar. It’s a full day US Sailing Sanctioned Seminar and designed to meet the Safety at Sea requirements for the Newport to Bermuda Race, sponsored by the Storm Trysail Foundation. Coincidentally, the one we attended was also on the same day as […]
Last week, a British man was murdered on the Caribbean Island of St Lucia. I’ll be honest, that scared me a little. In about 9 months, I am taking my wife and three boys to the Caribbean, and had pondered St Lucia on our itinerary. Can I keep them safe? Since the incident, there has […]
Still working on our safety gear list, I have been turning my attention to flares and signalling devices, and in about five minutes, I was confused. The United States Coast Guard (USCG) sets rules on what signalling devices and flares you need to carry.
Or are they? With the beginning of our trip 8 months away, we are doing more and more gear buying as we work through our lists of needs. One of the lists I have been working on this week has been safety gear. Specifically, I have been figuring out the scope of what I need […]
Just for laughs, I thought I would spend a while figuring out that ACTUAL real life capacity of the pumps on Alchemy (as opposed to the ratings on the manufacturers box). The result were quite surprising.
Now that we have purchased our Tartan 41, we have the issue of getting it home. Currently in Annapolis, we have to bring it back to Lake Champlain. I’ll be posting about that trip very soon, but this post is about emergency beacons, PLB’s and SPOT devices. I want to get one for the trip, […]