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A Model Fire Plan

One of the better and more comprehensive fire plans we have run across, Wolfgang Hauser's fire plan for his well-prepared Koh-Ring is offered here and for download. Obviously, you should revise as needed for your own vessel.

Koh-Ring Fire Emergency Plan 3/27/2014        Wolfgang Hausen, Skipper

Slides from March 5 Safety at Sea Seminar Administrator Thu, 03/31/2016 - 08:59

Attached are the slides used in the March 5 Safety at Sea session, chaired by Chuck Hawley.

Emergency Gear Administrator Thu, 10/17/2013 - 13:39

In this article I will discuss some of the changes to the Category 1 Offshore Special Regulations and 2014 Pacific Cup Equipment List…

What kind of emergency help will be provided?
Administrator Wed, 11/28/2012 - 00:50
Spares and Repairs Underway Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Spares and Repairs Underway

If “it” quits working and you don’t have a spare or the ability, materials and tools to repair “it,” you need to be able to live without “it” for the balance of the voyage.

Without question the best approach is to make absolutely certain that all systems are in excellent condition before you leave the dock.  This discussion is about Plan B, how to cope when one of your systems fails to function.

Your Liferaft! At your service Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Safety Procedures for PCYC Offshore Academy Administrator Tue, 11/27/2012 - 10:53

Sylvia Seaberg, 2012 Chief Inspector, provides a dozen pages of careful and thoughtful advice about preparing for emergencies.

Excerpt.  See the full article attached:


Cold Water Immersion/Hypothermia - Survival and Rescue
Kent Benedict, MD, FACEP

"For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold,
and I am sick at heart." - William Shakespeare, Hamlet, Act 1

The challenge of sailing small vessels is simply this: to get us from one point to another over the
water without adding to the discomfort or potential disaster by actually putting us into the water.
Especially cold water. This is not to say that swimming, kayaking, diving, surfing and all the other fun

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