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Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide



Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have just released a complete video guide to pyrotechnics. The Ocean Safety experts are familiar with the ARC Safety Equipment Requirements and all WCC rally participants also benefit from exclusive pricing on Ocean Safety equipment by ordering via http://www.worldcruisingclub.oceansafety.com/

Ocean Safety are the exclusive distributor for Hansson PyroTech, who are world class producers of IKAROS pyrotechnic distress signals, for both the commercial and leisure marine industry.

Pyrotechnics are a crucial part of any vessel’s life-saving equipment, used predominately to signal for help, but can also be used to make other vessels aware of your position to avoid collision.

You can’t beat using traditional pyrotechnic flares for being found during a search and rescue operation at sea. They are unmistakably visible as distress flares during a visual search and can’t be confused with a strong navigation light. They are also unbeatable when the search is using infrared cameras which pick up the heat of the flare. Keeping pyrotechnics on board is vital for sending a clear and unmistakable distress message if in need of rescue at sea.

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Ocean Safety - Pyrotechnics: A Complete Guide

Flares are an essential part of the safety equipment to be carried on board all rally yachts and our official safety partner, Ocean Safety Ltd have just released a complete video guide to pyrotechnics.
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Ocean Safety Man Over Board Recovery Demonstration

Marine Safety Experts; Ocean Safety, demonstrated their JonBuoy Recovery Module at the WCC Bluewater Weekend in June. The demo showcased an array of safety products which would assist with a man overboard situation whilst at sea and safely recovering a casualty.
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Radio Communications at Sea – It’s good to talk

Staying connected is important both for safety of boats at sea and for the social interaction between crews that adds another level to the enjoyment of sailing offshore. During ocean stages of our rallies there are daily SSB (HF) radio nets, which are a mix of safety messages, discussions on weather and routing, and social contact between the boat crews.
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Marine Communications and Radar Training


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Safety Equipment Requirements

We expect boats to carry a range of safety equipment that is fit for purpose and ready for use. Our requirements are based on the ISAF standards for offshore sailing.Full equipment listing and links to advice and information here.


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Video Training Library

Visit the World Cruising Club YouTube channel and browse our playlists of helpful safety training videos.


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Communications Equipment

We require boats in all our offshore rallies to have communications equipment capable of sending and receiving emails whilst at sea. This can be via satellite telephone (Iridium, Inmarsat) or via SSB radio with a pactor modem. For advice on different equipment types, refer to your rally handbook, or visit Mailasail.com for impartial advice.


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Learn about ocean weather with Chris Tibbs

This new two day weather course is for any yachtsman who would like to expand their knowledge on a complex subject made simple by the marine met expert Chris Tibbs – “the ARC weatherman”. If you are a budding skipper or an experienced sailor this course will build on your understanding and help you improve your forecasting skills, whether you are sailing in the Solent, crossing the Atlantic or sailing around the world.
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What is it like to do a sea survival course


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