Accidents Will Happen

Skippers – both recreational and commercial, have always been responsible for the safety of their vessels and the people on board in the eyes of the law, but what exactly does this mean in practice? The first thing to note is that in New Zealand there is no requirement to have any kind of ┬álicense…

Rule # 2 – Shit will happen

Rule #2 of sailing according to my friend Vaughan, is: “Shit will happen” Generally it happens when you are sailing along minding your own business, having a great time, thinking about how great things are and then whammo – all of a sudden someone nearly slices off their finger, the kite gets stuck at the…