The International Sailing Federation (ISAF) have released a Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising, available to purchase now.
The ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising will provide essential reading for sailors undertaking the ISAF Offshore Personal Survival Course, which equips them with the knowledge to be safe at sea and prevent and deal with emergencies. The handbook provides important information to accompany the course.
ISAF Technical co-ordinator Henry Thorpe said, "ISAF are fully committed to increasing safety at sea. This book is packed with valuable information and years of experience from both cruising and racing sailors alike. It offers reasoned recommended levels of safety equipment and training for oceanic and offshore sailing. ISAF see this as another step to increasing safety awareness alongside the ISAF Offshore Special Regulations."
To purchase your copy of the ISAF Guide to Offshore Personal Safety for Racing and Cruising for £13 click here
. ISAF Member National Authorities are offered a discount on this price.
ISAF MNAs interested in obtaining a license to produce this book should contact the ISAF Secretariat
for more information about the opportunities available to them.
Other ISAF Training Publications available are the Coaching Fundamentals and Personal Logbook, more information is available here
About The Author
Simon Jinks is a keen sailors and power-boater. He has spent all of his professional life involved in training on yachts and powerboats under 200GRT and maritime safety. Simon runs SeaRegs, providing marine training and technical resource for individuals, companies and national organisations. Previously, Simon ran the Royal Yachting Association's Training programme for yachting, motorboating and navigation managing a training programme with over 70,000 participants a year.
Simon has run Sea Survival Instructor Training courses for the RYA and is a senior trainer for most marine disciplines. He has represented UK and Europe on ISO committees for safety equipment and is heavily involved in vessel equipment codes of practice. Most of all he likes nothing better than messing about in boats with his friends and family.