An Ocean Sailing Masterclass. 14/11/2019
Day One of the ARC seminar programme kicked off today with a packed room of enthusiastic ARC sailors keen to listen to the experts in ocean sailing, here to help them sail safely to Saint Lucia. First off was Vicky Ellis, the newest member of the ARC yellowshirt squad, an RYA YachtMaster Instructor with over 100,000nm offshore experience, both as an ARC and a Clipper RTW skipper. Her focus was on managing emergencies at sea, and how to prevent an emergency from becoming a disaster.“Sailors often worry about the wrong things,” explained Vicky, before describing how the most serious risks can be offset by appropriate crew training and planning, and of course having suitable equipment on board. Whilst here in Las Palmas, Vicky is also one of the team of ARC Safety Equipment Inspectors whose... Click here for more info..