Yachts International - - From The Masthead -

Whether you op­er­ate your own boat or have a cap­tain and crew on board, you’ll want to take ad­van­tage of the lat­est of­fer­ing from the aIm marine Group’s Boaters Univer­sity: safety & res­cue at sea. This on­line course is re­plete with prac­ti­cal tips on deal­ing with emer­gen­cies on the wa­ter, but its most valu­able in­sights are about prepa­ra­tion and eval­u­at­ing risk. It is aimed at novices and ex­pe­ri­enced skip­pers alike. alex Vit­tone, a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to aIm’s Sound­ings magazine, is the host. he is a re­tired, dec­o­rated U.s. Coast Guard res­cue swim­mer and an expert on im­mer­sion hy­pother­mia, drown­ing, sea sur­vival and res­cue at sea. he is as­sisted in the course by re­tired War­rant of­fi­cer michael Carr. The course be­gins in late may. for more in­for­ma­tion, visit boater­suni­ver­­ses/ safety-and-res­cue-at-sea

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