I’m ashamed to admit it but until recently, I wasn’t 100% sure about how to deploy our life raft. If you’re not familiar with what a life raft is, it’s a backup floatation device that can be used for survival if the boat sinks. It blows up to look like a neon orange floating tent and is packed with water, flares, and a range of other life-saving items. Before I get ahead of myself, this article is about three things that all liveaboards must know…And I mean MUST KNOW. Read more here…
Whether you’re a skipper taking a group of people out on a charter boat or have visitors joining you for a week or two on your boat, it’s helpful to have a sailboat briefing checklist of things to go through before setting sail. Furthermore, if you’ve never gone out on sailboat this list might also prove
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).
I’m sure everyone has a different answer to the question – ‘What courses should you take before you sail around the world,’ but this is what we have done. When my husband and I first made the decision to sell all our possessions and buy a 56′ yacht to sail around the world we were
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