Safety For CruisersThe Safety at Sea Committee of the Cruising Club of America has just published an updated version of its highly regarded Suddenly Alone workbook, now titled Safety for Cruising Couples – Including “Suddenly Alone.” The workbook revisions incorporate the broad experience of CCA members as well as the technology and techniques of safety and safety equipment that have evolved since the Suddenly Alone workbook was first published about 15 years ago.

The CCA has a distinguished 15-year history for presenting its Suddenly Alone Seminars – the name of which recently has changed to Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" – at  numerous yacht clubs and other venues around the U.S. and Canada. CCA members are among the most experienced blue-water sailors, many having completed extensive off-shore cruises, circumnavigations, as well as various off-shore races, such as the Newport Bermuda Race. Much of this experience in seamanship is also applicable to coastal cruising.

Safety For Cruisers Drawing

The Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" Seminars are geared to short-handed coastal cruisers, both sail and power boaters, especially younger cruisers and give the lesser-experienced partner the basic tools he/she needs to become a competent partner on the boat. Competence and mutual confidence leads to a partnership on board that makes cruising safer and more enjoyable for all. The workbook focuses on the essential onboard teamwork of preparing for emergencies, such as Man Overboard Recovery, basic skills of navigation, identifying the boat’s location, boat handling and radio communications.

The workbook is a handy reminder to both experienced and lesser-experienced partners of safety procedures that should be practiced every year.The art of safety is increased when both individuals are confident in knowing what to do when the unexpected happens.

To purchase a copy of the workbook or receive information on how to present a Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" Seminar at your yacht club, contact Ron Trossbach at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (703) 403-8408. He can provide comprehensive guidance on setting up and implementing one of these well regarded seminars.

 

Destinations

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The Middens of Galiano Island

By Catherine Dook

We motored our way into Montague Harbour along a twisted channel with our engine muffled by the leaning trees.

“This is peaceful,” I told my husband, John.

“Look,” I pointed to an eagle sitting on the top of a tree overlooking the channel entrance like a sentinel giving permission for us to pass. Dignified, unruffled, his impassioned gaze noted and then dismissed us, as uninteresting and perhaps unworthy. I was tired. We’d pulled up anchor at Portland Island that morning, and the grind of the diesel engine had worn me down.

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Lifestyle

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Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50

Cruisers Yachts Cantius 50By: John Armstrong and Andy Adams
Photos: Cruisers Yachts Inc.

Almost a decade ago, Cruisers Yachts Inc., launched an entire line of express cruisers called “Cantius” (named after company owner KC Stock’s grandfather) that began with the 48Cantius then came the 54, the 60 and now the Cantius 50. In the fall of 2017, we will be at the debut of the 42 Cantius at the Fort Lauderdale International boat show.

These designs have a strong family resemblance withhandsome and distinctive linesand with a design philosophy that you could say, pioneered the new version of the express cruiser. 

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