Compiled by the governing body of U.S. ocean racing and sailing, this book of safety tips belongs aboard every offshore cruising boat and its recommendations in the head of every serious cruiser.
All offshore racers heed these safety regulations and cruisers should too. Very comprehensive, they cover boat design, equipment, and training, with emphasis on COB situations, liferafts, hypothermia, drogues, and many other safety-at-sea aspects.
List of safety gear and practices needed for setting off.
Sample float plan to be customized by you. Too few boaters leave one when they set off, causing needless worry on shore.
The Special Regulations Governing Offshore and Oceanic Racing is a surprisingly useful list of safety requirements and recommendations