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Old 15-08-2009, 10:35   #1
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New to Cruising Forum but enjoying browsing through the various topics.

Crossed the Atlantic from UK to Antigua last year on a new 49ft Dufour 485 Grand' Large.

Blog: Oboe D'Amore's Web Diary - Nigel Backwith.

As it was my first Ocean Crossing as skipper, I decided to prepare a Safety Manual. So, I enlisted the help of each of the crew members (largely friends) and between us we created a bespoke safety manual covering everything from dailly safety checks, heavy weather procedures, medical emergencies etc.

Although not a totally comprehensive manual, the real benefit came from using it as a team building device (everyone participated) and as a way of rehearsing above and below deck routines before we set off.

Happy to discuss on-line. If you contact me, I'd be happy to email you a copy. I've got some good stuff on provisioning too.

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Nigel,
Must have been quite and experience, and its wonderful you are offering to share your knowledge. Need more people like you out there. We have a website for the beginning sailors, but we've have added a number of articles from experienced sailors and circumnavigators in our "Teachable Moments" section. Have any "lessons-learned-the-hard-way" you would care to share?
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:09   #3
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Hello Tom & Marilyn

Good to hear from you. Love your website and will definitely bookmark it. I'm an RYA Instructor here in UK, so it's always great to find new resources.

I'll put a little thought into a teachable moment for you and get back to you as soon as I can. Busy right now launching a sailing/business community network | sailingdevon.org | but will surely find time to scribble something to you soon.

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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nigel.
Do you intend the transAtlantic to become a semi-annual affair?
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Old 10-09-2009, 06:30   #5
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Greetings and welcome aboard the CF, Nigel.
Do you intend the transAtlantic to become a semi-annual affair?
Hello Gord May

No plans to make it twice a year! Planning to do a season part chartering, pary family and friends and part racing in Caribbean, then back across the pond, eventually ending up on west coast of Scotland and the Scottish islands for the summer. Where are u?

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Hey Nigel,
tnx for posting Me and my three friends are preparing a preparation for sail across the Atlantic from the east. I just joined today on a forum to google a bit
We all have experience in the Med..especially in the Adriatic but first time for all of us across the ocean.
I liked your idea about a manual and team building device...would appreciate a copy!

Tnx again for posting...

my mail is: markoruk69_at_gmail_dot_com

Hope to hear from you!

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Old 30-11-2009, 09:37   #8
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Hello Nigel, i would like a copy please , thanks chris. Please PM me and I will provide my email address. Thanks.
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Hello, Nigel. Thanks for the offer, I would like a copy please; a_ataol_at_yahoo_cot_com
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Hello Nigel;

I too would appreciate a copy. My email is: nebelung_at_sympatico_dot_ca

thanks very much

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I'd also appreciate a copy. Please forward to: b_buckheit_at_msn_dot_com
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Folks, just an aside here.

It's not a good idea to post your email address in clickable form anywhere on the Internet. Unscrupulous low-life sorts use "bots" to crawl the various forum websites in order to harvest email addresses, which then end up on lists for sale to spammers.

If you want to give out your email address, modify it to something like...

JoeDoe_at_hotmail _dot_com

That will at least keep the bots at bay.

p.s. Nigel, very generous of you to share your Safety manual! If it's in Microsoft Word format, you could upload it as an attachment to a post, if that's something you'd be comfortable with.
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how do we change it now ,thanks chris
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cvondo, I've changed your post by deleting your email address and asking the other member to PM you. Or, if you prefer, just send him a PM with your email address - that saves a step. I've also changed the email addresses of those who exposed their addys to spam bots.

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I think a online sailing text about crossing the Atlantic would be great. We have many long distance sailors here- what about a section of the CF that would be devoted to various trade routes and what is needed to do them- updated by those who have recently done the route and or have the credentials to do so.
I don't know how we would do the last part, but it would be great to get good solid info on different sea routes for those of us that are just stretching our ocean wings...
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