Recently for four days I experienced diarrhea, headaches, muscle cramps, fatigue, the sweats, and panting. Yes, I was panting! While sitting in the cockpit, my body was hunched over and I felt as if I was using all my energy to simply breathe. “What’s wrong with me?” I kept saying to my husband At first,
Here’s a resource that will allow you to know everything you need to know about VHF radio etiquette. Discover how you can know what to say, how to say it and when to say it. But first, let me back up a bit. When I was a new sailor, I thought it was only me
How to make a Bottle Knot This knot is used to tie onto the neck of a bottle. You can use it to create a float, as we did, to feed a rope underneath an anchor we pulled up. Or, if you’re in cold waters and you want to keep your beverages cold, you can
Seasickness – why let a bit of vomiting get in the way of enjoying a sail? The wind in your hair, the smell of the water and the sounds of waves hitting the hull of the boat are just a few reasons as to why I love sailing. My favorite moments during our sailing journeys
After deciding to sell all our possessions, buy a 56′ yacht and sail around the world, we decided to take some courses. Two of the courses we opted for included, First Aid for Boaters and Medical Care Aboard Ships. Within both courses, the first thing we learned was how to perform Cardio Pulmonary Recitation (CPR).
After deciding to sell up and sail around the world my husband was insistent that we took a First Aid at Sea course. I wasn’t so eager – my position on First Aid has always been, ‘oh – someone else will be around to do that CPR stuff…’ However, after thinking about things for
Imagine that you have a guest or crew member on your sailboat, yacht or motorboat and an accident happens. Perhaps they get hit by the boom and are knocked out or pass-out for no logical reason? If the crew member needs medical attention will you be able to talk to a doctor about their medical history?