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.

 

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 Killarney

KillarneyStory and Photos by: Jennifer Harker

We’re aboard Attigouatan, a Pursuit 2260 that normally lives life as a friend’s cottage boat, running back and forth from dock to dock. This will be her longest run in four years, travelling the approximately 120 kilometres (80 miles) northwest from Parry Sound to Killarney, threading our way through the northern reaches of the stunning 30,000 Islands of Georgian Bay’s eastern shoreline.

Her name evokes an early indigenous name for Lake Huron – Spirit Lake. 

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Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 440

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There are few things more satisfying than watching someone thumb their nose at tradition and introduce something revolutionary that kicks convention to the curb. French designer, Philippe Briand, has done just that for Jenneau’s new line of Sun Odyssey family cruisers. By starting with a clean sheet, Briand re-thought how we move about on deck and below, and the results on the Jeanneau 440 are game changing.

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