Crew safety training is vital to preparing for an offshore race, and for the captain, it starts with building a safety ethos.
Newport Bermuda Race competitors will see upgraded and simplified safety requirements in 2020 and will have additional options to receive hands-on training. By Mark Lenci Major East Coast races are taking steps to increase safety-at-sea crew training, and the Newport Bermuda Race is no exception. With this article, Bermuda Race organizers are giving early notice […]
A broken rudder left Bailiwick‘s crew out of the race and with an even bigger challenge, to steer the 40-foot sloop to safety in Bermuda. Photos & video included. By Chris Museler No amount of inspections could have helped prevent what happened to the Blue Jacket 40 Bailiwick late Tuesday night during the 2018 Newport […]
A veteran offshore sailor offers a multilayered defense for avoiding rudder failure—and for coping with it when it does occur.
“Was I ready for all this?” asks Chris Museler in his account of a busy “gut check” of a day at a hands-on safety at sea seminar. This is the first of a series of articles on preparing for the race. Chris will sail his fourth Newport Bermuda Race in Simon Says, an Andrews 68 owned […]