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Sailing Safetycast


Welcome to Sailing Safetycast, brought to you by the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. In each episode, we’ll feature conversations with expert sailors, race organizers, meteorologists, race officers and others involved in the sport of offshore sailing. Join us for in-depth discussions of safety equipment, best practices, training  and techniques that will help make you and your crew better sailors. Learn more about how to get to the finish line fast and safe.

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Jun 6, 2018

 

Welcome to the second episode of the Sailing Safetycast, brought to you by the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. This episode features an interview with Tom Falck, the selections chair for the Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac,  as well as our picks of the week.

Show notes:

Selections process for Mac Race - see the Notice of Race

Causes of retirement for 1/3 the fleet in 2017:

Safety and Seamanship Checklist - What skills should your crew have to venture offshore?

First Aid training courses recognized by ISAF / US Sailing

Safety at Sea Courses - Adult and Junior

Article about Meridian X in Spinsheet

Picks of the week:

Tom: Three (!) Picks:

Matt: Shark Drogue - The free manual (PDF) is a worthwhile read.

Contact Tom

Contact Matt

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