Due to the experience gained in the past years, we have helped sailors with their preparations for the Atlantic crossing in different events. We take in consideration, not only the World Sailing Offshore Regulations, but also the experience gained through the testimonials of sailors on all their crossings and our own experience.
In the safety seminars, webinars or events, we will give valuable hints to skippers and crews where and how to check the boat. Ticks and Tips.
We take our work very seriously, safety is first. Sharp ends on deck, missing pins, mob, little cracks in rigging identified with magnifying glass, Fire Extinguishers, emergency steering, are only a small part of these inspections you must do before a long journey from the Canary Islands
Post production is also a very interesting issue and will help you a lot. Use your camera.
After having performed over 100 safety checks on all kind of boats, we are specialized in minimizing hazards and maximizing safety.
Before AND after a long voyage.
Below, some examples:
On long passages we know that "Chafe" is an important issue. Dyneema is strong, but suffers chafe.
Some deterioration on the spreaders and stress. (Fountaine Pajot 38)
Our source: the wind, our engine, the sails.
Take special care when checking all the rigging. Little "stress cracks" can only be found with a magnifying glass, post production and experience.
Do you know why shackles have a little hole? We highly recommend to secure all shackles. Either with cable ties or inox wire. Those "things" can go loose. A simple way to avoid big accidents. Check and secure them all.
Know how it works? On some boats it is easy, on others, with hydraulic systems, you need to know. Test it, before you leave.
The Mast Check and rigging an essential part of your safety checks.
You have to know where and how to look carefully.
All safety equipment needs to be checked.
You can´t guarantee a 100% safety due material weakness and use of material. The safety check will alert the owner of hazards and helps to maximize safety and comfort on board. The rigging shall be checked with a magnifying glass and photos. These photos can be carefully checked afterwards.