When a sailor progress to sailing through the night a headlamp becomes essential gear. This article tells you which headlamp you should buy and why it’s the best choice for sailing on the market.
Automatic PFD: Manual Inflation
What do you do if your inflatable PFD doesn’t inflate when you hit the water? During last week’s safety at sea seminar I discharged my HIT inflator. While putting the PFD back together I kept thinking it would be very challenging to try to figure out how to inflate it while wearing it treading water. […]
Personal Gear Requirements: Ocean and Offshore Racing
Update: Since my first Offshore race I’ve kept this up to date for crew of other offshore racing programs I’ve participated in. Although most of the quotes are from the 2015 Marion to Bermuda race requirements the gear listed has been updated for 2018 ocean/offshore races. Last updated November 30th, 2019. I took charge of […]
Sailing Packing Checklist
Updated 30-Nov-2019 I use this checklist when I am packing for a sailing trip. I go through the checklist to remind me about everything I might bring; everything I don’t need I just check off and move on. If I’ve needed it once it’s on the list; this is meant as a list of ideas […]