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says the impetus may be different but the
result and content are the same. While
racers may start off pursuing safety at sea
because it is something they must do to
meet the checklists for a particular race,
cruisers do it because they are going off
on a big adventure and they see an article
or promotion about Offshore Personal
Survival Course that tells them there is
another opportunity for them to learn.
The result is that both are getting the
same content and the same value from
the workshop.
WORLD SAILING AND
THE OFFSHORE SPECIAL
REGULATIONS (OSR)

According to the World Sailing website,
"The OSR is republished every two years
and the latest edition is for 2020-2021
with updates in January 2021. These rules
specify vessel construction and safety
equipment requirements for catamarans
and monohulls for number of race categories." Download it and view (the regulations and) interpretations of the World
Sailing Special Regulations Sub-Committee" (sailing.org/specialregs).
As a coastal cruising sailor, I have
rarely thought of myself as being 'offshore'. But looking at the OCR's five categories of offshore, I find myself with a
new perspective and in hindsight, there

were a number of times heading south
and back, I should have approached a
few situations differently. The key differentiator in these categories is the expectation of outside assistance.
While cruising from Lake Ontario to
the Bahamas and back, I carried Boat US
towing insurance. I was rarely out of
VHF range (line of sight for 30 - 40
NM). Near shore, we were usually able
to make contact by cell phone. I also
added a DSC (Digital Selective Calling)
equipped VHF radio to the boat and took
the DSC endorsement for my ROC-M
(Restricted Operator Certificate - Maritime). On our second trip, we added a
personal EPIRB Personal Locator Beacon (PLB) and AIS (Automatic Identification System - for identifying other
vessels) through my VHF radio.
Crossing the Gulf Stream - 55 NM
from Lake Worth, FL to West End, Bahamas - we were always within radio
range of the US Coast Guard and the
many ships that ply the Gulf Stream
heading North and South. In addition,
we usually buddy with another boat for
any crossing, so if either boat gets into
trouble, the buddy boat is close to render

assistance or contact search and rescue.
Returning from my last trip, I decided
to cross from Jacksonville, FL to Southport (Fear River), NC. At one point on this
270-NM journey, I was 41 NM offshore
and well out of VHF range. I had only my
PLB for contact. In retrospect, I should
have had a full sized EPIRB and maybe a
little more.
To fill in the blanks in my knowledge,
Diane Reid was able to breakdown various
signaling devices and their use. "When we
teach radio certificate (ROC-M), we
teach if you are going further offshore, you
have to have something that has greater
range." Diane explained that one of the
things that she likes to share with people

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Canadian Yachting April 2020

At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
Special Feature: Safety at Sea
Power Review: Regal 33 Express
Sail Review: Bavaria C45
Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
The Port Hole: April 2020
Special Feature: Planning a Cruise with PORTS Cruising Guide
Crossing The Line: Head to Canada’s New Year-round Boating Paradise
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Intro
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover1
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Cover2
Canadian Yachting April 2020 - At the Helm: An Entertaining Thought on Creating a Culture of Safety
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Club Review: Burlington Sailing & Boating Club
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Special Feature: Safety at Sea
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Regal 33 Express
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Sail Review: Bavaria C45
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - Power Review: Grady-White 235 DC
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Canadian Yachting April 2020 - The Port Hole: April 2020
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