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CYCA Medical Management for Mariners 8th May, 2011 By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, , 12:54 PM Sat 31 Mar 2012
With the support of Sydney's Cruising Yacht Club of Australia 'Safety of Life at Sea Trusts' (CYCA SOLAS Trusts), the CYCA Medical Management for Mariners Course was launched in 2010 and is a specialist course that has been designed for sailors to manage medical emergencies when paramedic and medical assistance is not at hand. ...[more]

Do You Know These Five 'Time-to-Reef' Signals? By John Jamieson, , 5:44 AM Fri 30 Mar 2012
You may have heard the sailing term 'Reef when you first think of it'. But you might be surprised how many sailors forget to follow through with this simple rule of sailing safety. With today's push-button and pull-a-string technology for winching or rolling up a sail, it's almost too easy to become complacent. ...[more]

The onboard briefing - is yours good enough? By John Malatak/Sail-World Cruising, 2:24 PM Wed 29 Feb 2012
John Malatak, Chief of Program Operations, US Coast Guard Boating Safety Division, offers a reminder about how important safety briefings are on board a sailing boat, and what should be included: ...[more]

'Beyond First Aid' - vital course for sailors in Sydney By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, 10:23 AM Mon 27 Feb 2012
Whether racing, cruising or simply messing about on the water there is nothing more isolated than a vessel at sea should an accident medical emergency arise. The Cruising Yacht Club of Australia (CYCA) will be presenting a one-session-only course, open to all, entitled 'Beyond First Aid' on 3rd April at the club house in Rushcutters Bay. ...[more]

Turn dreams into your future career in Rhode Island By Des Ryan, , 10:58 AM Sat 25 Feb 2012
If you are anywhere within reach of Rhode Island USA, and dream of living your working days in a sailing environment, this could be your chance! Or maybe you know of someone who has those dreams... ...[more]

Royal Yachting Association courses - online survey By Louise Nicholls/Sail-World, , 8:47 AM Wed 15 Feb 2012
Have you been taking sailing lessons and have a view on what should be offered? By taking part in a survey for the Royal Yachting Association (RYA), which certificates, not only schools in the UK but in many parts of the world and also is held as a model for many, you could be helping to change the way sailing skills are taught in the future. ...[more]

Stranded British sail trainees offered rescue from Ondeck By Sail-World Cruising round-up, , 10:42 AM Sat 11 Feb 2012
When Britain's Royal Yachting Association(RYA) acted to remove the accreditation of Sail Training School Hot Liquid, (see Sail-World story), it was not only the training school owners and employees who suffered. Sail trainees were also left in the lurch. Now another sail training company has stepped forward. ...[more]

Skill-building seminars for New Zealand cruising sailors By John Martin/Sail-World, 8:39 AM Fri 27 Jan 2012
Preparation is the key to successful offshore passage making. By the time you're thinking of heading offshore the average yachtie knows how to sail. This, however, is only a small part of the whole for a successful and enjoyable ocean passage. Island Cruising Association directors John and Lyn Martin offer a two day weekend seminar to share their knowledge after 37 passages to the Pacific Islands. ...[more]

How to get a tall mast under a small bridge By Mark Cherrington, , 7:40 AM Sun 22 Jan 2012
A long range cruiser - even a short range cruiser - is often presented with some curly problems to solve, and getting your yacht past a bridge that is too low for it is one of those challenges which many cruisers would just rather not tackle. But watching this video will show you how getting an 80ft rig under a 65ft span is not only possible, but easy - when you know how. ...[more]

Annapolis School of Seamanship - Third annual cruisers' workshop. By Des Ryan, , 10:33 AM Fri 20 Jan 2012
Want to improve your cruising skills and are in reach of Annapolis in Maryland? Break your neck to be there. In February will be a a rare opportunity to meet and interact with top industry experts, upgrade your skills, prepare better for your next voyage and compare notes with other cruising sailors. It's the Annapolis School of Seamanship! ...[more]

Using simple danger bearings for sailing navigation safety By John Jamieson, Florida , 10:17 AM Sat 31 Dec 2011
Strong winds heel your small cruising boat as you approach the rock-infested entrance to the pristine cove you’ve selected for an anchorage. Your main concerns are those ship-killing rocks on the starboard side of the entrance. What‘s the fastest, easiest method to back up your GPS navigation for safe passage? ...[more]

When to reef and the theory of righting moments By Grant Headifen, NauticEd, , 11:15 AM Sat 10 Dec 2011
When do you reef a boat when bay, lake or harbour sailing? Any why? Have you ever REALLY understood why a keel boat on a level sea simply cannot roll over? Here Grant Headifen of NauticEd gives a few tips for both skippers and crew for when out day sailing. ...[more]

Royal Prince Alfred's vital Marine First Aid Course, 11 December By Mitch Watkins/Sail-World Cruising, , 4:41 PM Sat 3 Dec 2011
There's nothing more important for sailors than the ability to take care of an injured or sick crew member, and the skills required vary greatly from those from a normal first aid course. That's why, if you are anywhere within reach of Pittwater north of Sydney, the course being offered by the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club (RPAYC) could be vital one day when you least expect. Read on to see why ...[more]

Country kid numbers surge in WA sailing development camps By Yachting WA, , 3:04 PM Sat 15 Oct 2011
Well done country sailors in Western Australia - the annual Yachting WA Development Camps have this year attracted a notable increase in participation by country sailors for the first time in many years. ...[more]

Girls and women start sailing in conservative Oman By Sail-World Cruising, , 7:35 PM Tue 11 Oct 2011
In a country where the great majority of women still wear the chador, girls are going sailing! Now women may be joining them too. Empowerment in Oman has received a strong impetus this week when Oman Sail launched a sailing programme exclusively for women and introduced 30 women sailors to an impressive gathering at Oman Sail’s office at The Wave Muscat. ...[more]

A cruising sailor's best friend: The Weather Window By Des Ryan, 3:45 PM Tue 11 Oct 2011
One of the main differences between racing and cruising, apart from the competitiveness or otherwise, is the constant use by cruising sailors of the concept of the Weather Window. But what exactly is a 'Weather Window'? ...[more]

Red lights for good night vision - but why? By Lee Mylchreest, 11:02 AM Fri 23 Sep 2011
Red lights in the cockpit or cabin are there to protect your night vision - that critically important sense to achieve the very best outcome when scanning for objects on the horizon at night. But have you ever wondered just why the red lights achieve this? Read on... ...[more]

CYCA Medical Management for Mariners 11 October, 2011 By John Keelty/ Sail-World Cruising, 10:04 AM Mon 5 Sep 2011
Accidents or medical problems can happen at sea and a sailor needs to be able to cope for longer than the typical emergency on land requires. Any well prepared sailor needs to have a set of skills to cope with any contingency. To overcome this problem the Cruising Yacht Club of Australia, based in Rushcutters Bay in Sydney has developed the Medical Management for Mariners course. ...[more]

The No.1 Most Important Hitch for Sailing and How to Use It! By John Jamieson, Florida , 11:28 AM Fri 12 Aug 2011
Master rigger and author Brion Toss calls the rolling hitch the single most 'ridiculously underused' nautical knot today. And for good reason... Not many knots can be tied or untied under strain or loosened when wet, or will hold without slipping on a wet rail or spa r- or save your life when other less worthy knots might give way. Check out this list of uses for the super reliable rolling hitch ...[more]

Five Marine Flare Steps Every Sailing Skipper Needs to Know! By John Jamieson, Florida , 10:38 AM Fri 29 Jul 2011
John Jamieson, with 25+ years of experience shows sailing skippers the skills they need for safer cruising. Here he points out the necessity to have you and your crew proficient with flares BEFORE you need to use them: Are you sure you know how to use a flare gun, flare launcher, flare smoke, or flare parachute? ...[more]

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