Safety at Sea

Safety at Sea

Building a Culture of Safety: An Interview with David Tunick, Chair of the New York Yacht Club Seamanship Committee

By Chris Szepessy

Building a Culture of Safety: An Interview with David Tunick, Chair of the New York Yacht Club Seamanship Committee

Editor’s note: As we reported in our January/February 2020 edition, our friends at the New York Yacht Club (NYYC) and the Cruising Club of America (CCA) have joined forces to co-sponsor International Offshore Safety at Sea seminars. These US Sailing Sanctioned seminars provide hands-on training for full certification in offshore ocean races, but are equally valuable for cruising and deliveries, power or sail. The CCA’s Safety & Seamanship Committee has also published a list of recommendations entitled…

Safety at Sea

Another Look at MOB Recovery – New Ideas

By Chris Szepessy

Another Look at MOB Recovery – New Ideas

By Richard du Moulin, Storm Trysail Club For the past thirty years, leading sailing organizations have developed best practices to maneuver back to and attempt to recover a man overboard (MOB). The Storm Trysail video, “Safety-At-Sea: Man Overboard Recovery”(available on Facebook and YouTube), is probably the best video production of MOB practices, combining footage from on-the-boat, off-the-boat, drone, and a helmet-mounted GoPro camera worn by the MOB. In that video, various methods of approaching (returning to) and recovering…

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