Don’t forget First Aid!! According to the Bermuda Ocean Race NOR: “At least two members of the crew shall hold a First Aid Certificate (dated within the past 24 months) and should be familiar with the management of medical emergencies that may occur at sea including hypothermia, and communications procedures for obtaining medical advice by radio or satellite telephone.”
The Chesapeake Area Professional Captains Association (CAPCA) offers CPR/First Aid Certification, as well as several other courses that would be of interest to serious sailors including Emergency Management at Sea, Medical Emergencies at Sea (Beyond First Aid), Marine Radio Operator Permit (MROP), etc. For course details see www.capca.net/education.asp.
Other sources for CPR/First Aid Certification are the American Heart Association & the Red Cross.
Internet links from the Bermuda Ocean Race 2012 Navigation and Tactics Seminar
February 11, 2012
Maryland Department of Natural Resources Fish Trap Locations
JENNIFER CLARK’S GULF STREAM
Gulf Stream routing information and charting.
Race weather forecasting service.
LEE CHESNEAU’S MARINE WEATHER (2012 Race Sponsor)
Weather training seminars for mariners.
US Navy Gulf Stream Chart
Northwest Atlantic Weather Briefing – excellent Wx Charts
Near Real Time Altimeter Data – NOAA/AOML
Rutgers University Coastal Ocean Observation Lab – RU COOL
Newport to Bermuda 2012 Weather and Gulf Stream Information
Expedition V 8 - Routing Software
Free GRIB Viewing Software
Expedition Light - http://www.predictwind.com/grib-files/
Grib US - http://www.grib.us/
Downloadable GRIB files
Saildocs - provides weather and RTOFS current files for the Gulf Stream
Global Marine Networks
OCENS – Newport – Bermuda GRIB (which covers the BOR race course)
(NOTE: - this is a direct link to the file)
National Data Buoy Center
Low Bandwidth Internet Link