2021 Training Session 04: Ten Mistakes Sailors Make
March 10, 2021 Austin Powers of North Sails Chesapeake shared his observations on the top 10 mistakes racers (and sailors) make while sailing. Presenting over Zoom, the topic was interesting to both racers and cruisers, because you always want to get there faster.
In January 2019, Eric Brinsfield gave a training session on Anchoring Tips and Techniques for Racers and Cruises. The session was hosted at the Deadline Brewing Project in Virginia Beach. This presentation starts with the basics and offers some personal techniques for setting the anchor securely. In addition, Eric discussed his approach to anchoring as a race committee boat and setting the starting line.
Update 1/13/2022: This is a really good but simple video about anchoring by Nautilus.
Using DSC on your VHF
In February 2019, Sergio Diehl shared his knowledge and experience with digital capabilities in VHF radios. In particular, he discussed the value, configuration and usage of Digital Selective Calling (DSC) and Maritime Mobile Service Identity (MMSI).
If you have a VHF with a red emergency button and you have not configured your DSC with MMSI, you need to read these notes. Your emergency button is probably not working.