Boating Safety Sailing Tips for Low Visibility

Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more sailing tips. Fog, haze, rain, thunderstorms, squalls, or even heavy weather with spray can lower visibility. What steps can you take to keep your sailing crew safer? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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Visit http://www.skippertips.com for more sailing tips. Fog, haze, rain, thunderstorms, squalls, or even heavy weather with spray can lower visibility. What steps can you take to keep your sailing crew safer? Watch this sailing skills video to learn more. Captain John with 25+ years of experience shows you the no-nonsense cruising skills you need for safer sailing worldwide. Visit his website at https://www.skippertips.com and sign up for his highly popular Sailing Tip of the Week. Discover how you can gain instant access to hundreds of sailing articles, videos, FREE e-Books and much more!

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Nautical PappyStu
Nautical PappyStu - 8 years ago
A week ago on the the Swiftsure Bank at the mouth of the Strait of Juan De Fuca we were evading near misses of freighters in fog who had cut the corner of established shipping channels. Several dozen salmon fishing boats were on the bank and several reported near misses. When you have a freighter closing on zero bearing in the fog, it's cruising at 15 or better knots, you're cruising at the same in rough waters, it leaves only moments to choose an evasive course as you can only guess by fog horns on which side it will pass. Port or Starboard might be the wrong choice and when you see the bow of a freighter a few boat lengths away, it's bow wake taller than your boat, it's bow towering above you on a collision course, fast action with no hesitation is your only course...
Captain John's Skipper Tips
Captain John's Skipper Tips - 8 years ago
+Nautical PappyStu Thanks for the excellent insight and comments! You are spot on concerning taking early and substantial action.

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