Using Your VHF Radio The Right Way:
In the December/January issue of BoatU.S. Magazine, Lenny Rudow shares advice on VHF radio protocol…
Many boaters never take the time to learn how to properly use one of the most important pieces of safety gear on board your boat: the VHF radio. If you need to call for help, don’t you want that call to be heard as clearly as possible? And if you’re using the VHF for communications of convenience, you certainly don’t want to step on an emergency transmission, do you? So let’s dive right into the do’s and don’ts of VHF protocol.
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Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Using Your VHF Radio The Right Way, Editor
Sydney Hobart 2015: The Final Report:
The Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the ultimate offshore quest for any sailor. Known as ‘The Great Race’, the 71st edition of this iconic offshore classic lived up to its name with the most dramatic weather and racing conditions the race has seen in over a decade. Attracting a record number of international entries (28), including the first ever Chinese yachts.
On 26 December, the fleet of 108 yachts raced out of Sydney’s majestic harbour under an ominous grey sky amidst a plethora of spectator boats, saluted by hundreds of thousands of well-wishers lining the shore. But as night fell, the race began to show its true colours and take its toll on the competitors.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Sydney Hobart 2015: The Final Report, Editor