ensenada banner

farr banner ad 8 1

brooklin boatyard

southern-banner1

hh banner green

c sprit banner

gmt banner ad

vela banner 2 15

c and c 3 16

west system fp banner ad 1 15

fish samp 4

fisco_homepage_sideblock_1

lemon and line

pyi banner ad

pile ring banner

abordage banner 3

seascape banner

melges 40 banner

oceanvolt 11 13 banner

sailsquare banner ad

mconaghy banner 2 3

nova 2

hh top banner

tan banner 1 16

fish wind top 10 20

Posts Tagged ‘walbridge’

Article Separator

Bounty Hurricane Walbridge Sandy DeadThe National Transportation Safety Board spent 15 months deciding that the loss of the Bounty along with her skipper Robin Walbridge and crew Claudene Christian was indeed the Captain’s fault, and that the organization that owned her contributed by failing keep proper safety oversight over her condition.  We’ll never know just what kind of craziness got into Walbridge’s head, unless he wanted so badly to be from another era that he chose to die like so many thousands did before modern weather forecasting; by sailing into a hurricane.

We’re not sure anyone really needed to re-leard those lessons, but here they are.  1) Stay out of hurricanes.  2) Stay out of hurricanes in leaky boats, and 3) Stay out of hurricanes in leaky boats with unreliable pumps and generators and engines.  And if you’re an organization, hire a Captain who knows at least the rules above.  The full text of the investigation report is here, and the 800-post thread is always interesting reading…

 

February 11th, 2014 by admin

hancock better sailor

predict 5 15

ullman banner 3 22

front street ad 4 4

ep sails

hh banner purple

ensenada banner

esse banner ad.png

ocean rodeo drysuits

rapido 60 ad

schwab tower ad 1 15

http://www.camet.com/

whitecap fp ad

dry uv ad 2.png

ewol banner ad

trogear ad

off center banner ad

race the cape