Please select your home edition
upffront 2018 Running Rigging 728x90

Abandon Ship! How to Stay Alive in Your Life Raft

by Bluewater Cruising Association 23 Dec 2019 15:54 UTC
Abandon Ship! How to Stay Alive in Your Life Raft © Bluewater Cruising Association

Crystal Pool, Victoria
18 Jan 2020 1200h - 1600h
Members $100 / Non-Members $130
VI Education

Be prepared for the worst.

  • If your boat went down today, would you be ready and know what to do?
  • Do you know what to put into a ditch bag?
  • Do you know what provisions are in your raft and what to supplement them with?
  • Did you think about packing your reading glasses? Your meds?
  • Do you know when and how to launch your life raft?
  • Have you ever gone swimming in your foul-weather gear and boots?
  • Do you know how to get into your life raft?
  • Do you know what the fundamental rule of survival is?
If you plan on going offshore and have answered "no" to any of these questions, then the Abandon Ship! How to Stay Alive in Your Life Raft course is for you. This is similar to the courses that are mandatory for all offshore racers in the Vic-Maui and Transpac races. Every offshore sailor needs this information.

Get a couple hours of classroom instruction from the highly knowledgeable Captain Jim Steele, followed by a couple hours in the pool practicing how to launch and board a life raft in your foulies. This fun easy-read article about the course will make you want to register!

More information and register here.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Bluewater Cruising Association.

Related Articles

Mbtiles for OpenCPN
A huge step forward for satellite charting Around 2005, mariners who were also computer geeks, began to realize the potential to use satellite imagery alongside nautical charts in poorly charted areas of the world, using (free) services like Google Earthâ„¢. Posted on 16 Jan
Passage Making two day seminar
From the psychology of leaving to living in cramped quarters Passage Making is a multi topic two day seminar. From the psychology of leaving to living in cramped quarters, the Gillstroms bring deep knowledge and experience into this conversation. Over the two days, they will cover broad and relevant subjects. Posted on 11 Jan
What makes a cruiser?
We hunted and searched until we found a fabulous boat Some years ago, Laurie saw an ad for the Bluewater Cruising Association's Ocean Cruising Adventures speakers series in Pacific Yachting magazine, which was a Christmas gift from my aunt and uncle. Posted on 10 Jan
Sailing in Chile: Part 2 - Sailing in the White
Every sailor has a comfort zone Every sailor has a comfort zone. For most of us, this zone is a moving target that expands a little bit each time we push ourselves to experience something new. Posted on 9 Jan
What comes around goes around
We joined the Vancouver Rowing Club and volunteered to do committee boat I met my husband volunteering. I had just graduated with a Master's in Psychology, but the degree was in social research, not clinical or counseling, and I wanted to help people one-on-one and not just watch it all from an office in a university somewhere Posted on 9 Jan
The best of 9 years, 9 months and 9 days
Jordan and Judy return to VI Mid-Island Jordan and Judy Mills left Victoria in September, 2009 on their 35 ft. cutter, Sea Turtle IV, for what they expected to be a five year west-about circumnavigation. Posted on 8 Jan
Preparing your sails for a long journey
There is a lot to consider when planning a long trip In this informal evening, the presenter will outline what you need to do to prepare your sails for a long journey. This course is being offered by Evolution Sails in a three hour interactive session. Posted on 7 Jan
Down the Rivers of the Great Loop
Calgary Club Night: The Great Loop is a great compromise Rowland and Alexandra Harrison, Calgary's first presenters of 2020, will tell us about a unique way of journeying on your own boat through virtually all of the states of the eastern US, the Great Lakes and the heartland of the US. Posted on 28 Dec 2019
Psychology of Voyaging
This course puts people back into the centre of the voyage As we prepare for offshore cruising, our focus is so often on the boat and its equipment, that we tend to forget that the most important piece of equipment aboard is the crew. Posted on 26 Dec 2019
Drama on the Columbia River Bar
The Columbia River Bar is not some sleazy joint on a river side street Any mariner who plies the coastal waters of the Pacific Northwest knows how wild that coast can often be. Chances are they also know the entrance to the Columbia River and the Bar that protects it from any dubious vessel Posted on 13 Dec 2019
Vaikobi 2019AUG - Footer 3Sailing Holidays 2019 - BOTTOMGJW Direct - Yacht 2019 - Footer