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CCA safety for cruising couples is a must-read

The Safety at Sea Committee of the Cruising Club of America published an updated version of its highly regarded “Suddenly Alone” workbook, now titled “Safety for Cruising Couples – Including Suddenly Alone.”

The workbook revisions incorporate the broad experience of CCA members as well as the technology and techniques of safety and safety equipment that have evolved since the Suddenly Alone workbook was first published about 15 years ago.

The CCA has a 15-year history for presenting its Suddenly Alone Seminars – the name of which recently has changed to Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" – at numerous yacht clubs and other venues around the U.S. and Canada.

The Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" Seminars are geared to short-handed coastal cruisers, both sail and power boaters, especially younger cruisers and give the lesser-experienced partner the basic tools he/she needs to become a competent partner on the boat.

Competence and mutual confidence leads to a partnership on board that makes cruising safer and more enjoyable for all. The workbook focuses on the essential onboard teamwork of preparing for emergencies, such as Man Overboard Recovery, basic skills of navigation, identifying the boat’s location, boat handling and radio communications.

To purchase a copy of the workbook or receive information on how to present a “Safety for Cruising Couples - including Suddenly Alone" seminar at your yacht club, contact Ron Trossbach at or (703) 403-8408.

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