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is that there are 3 pieces of kit that people
going offshore should consider. From left
to right they are a Personal Locating Beacon (PLB), a Man Overboard (MOB/AIS)
and an EPIRB.
Diane explained that when people look
at the equipment, they think of range.
What she and those involved with Personal Offshore Survival would like boaters
to consider, is not so much range of communication as much as which type of help
are you going to be asking for.
These 3 items are not mutually exclu-

sive. The skipper and lead hand may wear
a PLB, while crew - a MOB/AIS device.
The EPIRB often resides on the stern rail
and is deployed or floats off when the rail
is submerged. (I.e. The boat sinks.)
In the World Sailing training standards,
Session 14 outlines what is to be covered
in Emergency Communications (theory &
practical), including emergency procedure
words, marine communication options;
making a mayday call, VHFs and antennas, Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and
AIS, GMDSS (Global Maritime Distress

and Safety System) and why it is important; crew overboard alarms, cellular telephone vs VHF, EPIRBs, single sideband;
satellite data and voice systems. To understand how these systems function and interact - take a Sail Canada or Canadian
Power and Sail Squadron Restricted Operators Certificate - Maritime (ROC-M)
course and certification.
OFFSHORE PERSONAL
SURVIVAL COURSE
Attending the workshop, I was able to interact with the 12 participants from both
cruising and racing backgrounds. This
workshop attracts more experienced
sailors and facilitates discussions of the
more complex issues of sailing further
from shore and from readily available outside assistance. The first exercise -
Things That Can Go Wrong at Sea - had
small groups of sailors listing what could
go wrong in the various topic areas they
were given:
* What equipment would be helpful?
* What action would you take?
The participants developed strategies
for dealing with the emergencies they
were assigned. The authors presented the
exercises back to the group, and the participants and course leaders had the opportunity to make comments, ask
questions and add insights.
I talked with two of the participants
(Andy den Otter from Alberta and Dan
McKindsey from Quebec) about their experience and both of them mentioned
how much they enjoyed the balance between the theory and practical as well as
the lecture and participation.

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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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