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Has the cause of the America’s Cup accident been revealed?

May 12th, 2013

He heard a crack, and the next thing (helmsman) Nathan Outteridge knew, the catamaran he was piloting was airborne. As it rose and fell back into the San Francisco Bay, the 72-foot catamaran cracked into pieces, folding in on itself ‘‘like a taco shell’’. Then the Olympic hero was in the water, along with 10


National Safe Boating Week – May 18-24

May 10th, 2013

A sunny day on the water can turn deadly in seconds. The National Safe Boating Council is seeking to increase life jacket safety awareness, as approximately 84 percent of drowning victims in recreational boating accidents were not wearing a life jacket (U.S. Coast Guard 2011 Recreational Boating Safety Statistics). The National Safe Boating Council is


BEST RESCUE TIP: Stay on the boat!

March 26th, 2013

By Joe Cooper, WindCheck Man overboard! There can be no more penetrating cry heard aboard a boat. Thus drills, techniques and equipment for recovering a M.O.B. are at the forefront of any seminar on offshore sailing. We are all admonished to wear life jackets when afloat, but a life jacket does not help us stay

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