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 these safety checks, we will go through the boat with the captain, and afterwards will have a talk about deficiencies found.
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.
Post production. ( Fotos and report will be send to owner)
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.
We 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. We check and secure them all.
Know how it works? On some boats it is easy, on others, with hydraulic sistems, you need to know. We will check it out.
The Mast Check and rigging an essential part of the safety checks.
You have to know where and how to look carefully.
All safety equipment will be checked.
By performing safety checks we can not garantee a 100% safety due material weakness and use of material. The safety check will allert the owner of hazards and helps to maximise safety and confort on board. The rigging is checked with a magnifying glass and fotos. These fotos are also carefully checked afterwards, and send to owner/company.
We do not deal with racing categories and polar regions.