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Adapted from the foreword to the 4th edition, The Annapolis Book of Seamanship,

CCA Member John Jourdane sailed the 2008 Hobart Race on the Spencer 65, Ragtime.   He witnessed a…

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Stay on the boat. However, accidents happen. Here are resources for avoiding an overboard incident, procedures for responding to one, and gear and practices that may make your recovery safer and surer.

CCA's popular Safety for Cruising Couples curriculum has been presented to hundreds of participants each year it has been available.

Hailed by some as perhaps the greatest safety development for the recreational mariner in a decade, AIS  ("Automatic Identification System") provides a robust tool for locating and identifying nearby traffic, announcing your presence, and even locating a crew overboard.