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Sailing Safety

Ok Sailing Gurus here is a topic for you to chew on. Before I leave the dock I have safety meeting with everyone to get our heads in the game. Here is the list of items I review. It is intentionally short and is not mean to the comprehensive discussion of the all things that could go wrong but is meant set the tone for sailing a large boat. So review and chew. I would really like to here some thoughts on this.

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Crew Meeting Before Leaving the Dock

1.Safety is number one we can replace anything including the boat but replacing hands, arms, or people is not possible. Sacrifice the boat or equipment not yourself – do not get hurt.

2.The major hazards on the boat are:

- The boom – Being hit by the boom can be fatal

- The lines – They contain a large amount of energy. Do not get jewelry or fingers caught in winches. Remove rings and necklaces.

- When leaving or coming into the dock do not get between the boat and other boats or the boat and the dock.

- There are many tripping hazards on the deck move around the deck slowing and cautiously. Wear shoes when under sail.

3.Man over board.
- If some one falls off the boat keep you eyes on the individual and let the crew know. There is no need to shout hysterically but calmly state “man overboard” and do not take your eyes off the person in the water. If you are close enough throw a floatation device to the individual.

4.Life vest are on deck and if conditions warrant we will put them on.

5.Fire – there are five fire extinguishers on board located in the galley, aft stateroom, and forward stateroom. If we have a fire pull the pin on the extinguisher point it at the base of the flame and pull the trigger.
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Seems fine to me, but once everyone here voices their opinion they will turn your 30 second briefing into a 3 hour speech, ready, steady GO!
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Crew Meeting Before Leaving the Dock

1.Safety is number one we can replace anything including the boat but replacing hands, arms, or people is not possible. Sacrifice the boat or equipment not yourself – do not get hurt.

2.The major hazards on the boat are:

- The boom – Being hit by the boom can be fatal

- The lines – They contain a large amount of energy. Do not get jewelry or fingers caught in winches. Remove rings and necklaces.

Add clothing and hair to this list... both can get caught in a winch or windlass. Power windlasses and chain anchor rodes are particularly good at maiming people.


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- When leaving or coming into the dock do not get between the boat and other boats or the boat and the dock.
Do not ever fend off using any parts of your body. A large sailboat, weighing thousands of pounds, can crush your arm/leg/foot/etc before it comes to a stop.

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- There are many tripping hazards on the deck move around the deck slowing and cautiously. Wear shoes when under sail.
There is a reason for the saying "One hand for yourself and one hand for the ship."

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3.Man over board.
- If some one falls off the boat keep you eyes on the individual and let the crew know. There is no need to shout hysterically but calmly state “man overboard” and do not take your eyes off the person in the water. If you are close enough throw a floatation device to the individual.
Might want to go over MOB procedures a bit more thoroughly than this, in case you are the MOB.

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4.Life vest are on deck and if conditions warrant we will put them on.
Do you have jacklines, harnesses and tethers? If not, why not?

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5.Fire – there are five fire extinguishers on board located in the galley, aft stateroom, and forward stateroom. If we have a fire pull the pin on the extinguisher point it at the base of the flame and pull the trigger.
Might also want to go over where the main battery switch is, as well as any fuel cutoff switches and the propane tanks are located. Shutting off the electricity will often stop an electrical fire in its tracks. Stopping the fuel will often help you fight a fire successfully.

How about the bilge pumps. You do have manual as well as electric bilge pumps, right??

You also might want to go over the radio procedures for an emergency. For instance, I just had a small sign made up for basic emergency radio procedures that will be mounted next to the navigation console.

You also might want to point out where the flares/horn/bell and other emergency signals are kept aboard the boat. If you have an EPIRB, it might be wise to go over the arming procedures for it. If you have a liferaft, it would be wise to go over how to launch it and under what conditions—only step up in to a liferaft.

If you have a first aid kit...point out where it is kept. Also, if you have any severe allergies (food/beesting/etc) and carry an EpiPen, it would be wise to explain its use.
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That "no fending off" is something I will really have to watch whenever I go to a bigger boat. If I have the sails down, I can control my boat pretty well. That came up over in "learning to sail" the other day; a guy was worried about docking downwind and it turned out he has a 15' boat. I told him what I do is get the sails down and then head straight at the dock. I hope I didn't suggest a bad habit for the future.
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I just had a small sign made up for basic emergency radio procedures that will be mounted next to the navigation console.
How bout a pic of the sign?
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I have NEVER been on a boat with jacklines, tethers and harnesses.

Honestly, how many have them??? HONESTLY !
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I have NEVER been on a boat with jacklines, tethers and harnesses.

Honestly, how many have them??? HONESTLY !
Yep, got 'em -- and use 'em!

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Safety meeting

I think you are doing a great job. So few sailors have a prepared well thought out speach, and don't cover things until its too late. As time passes, you will become better and better at it and realize what to keep in and what to keep out. Keep up the good work.

Two items, don't forget to finish by reminding them to have fun! and Possibly discuss seasickness.

I went to a lecture (sort of) at MIT about a sea sickness study done for NASA (I guess every trip to space someone hurls in the space suit). I could give a brief rendition of the findings if anyone is interested.

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