Originally Posted by Capt.aaron
How many of those statistic accidents of improper watch were off shore involving seasoned solo sailors sigle handling in the open ocean? I'm betting they were all near shore recreational boaters zooming along not paying attention.
The English system (3 watches) works well when you have the accommodations for three watches. As we hot bunk, we need to use a two watch system.
Sailboats themselves involve very few accidents and deaths. Those with formal instruction also are in a small minority.
I have read these reports for the past couple of years. I wish Canada hasd a similar reporting system.
Thanks for the posting LoboPops.
BTW - we also teach navigation.