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International Organisms

IMO - International Maritime Organization

ISAF - Offshore special regulations (OSR)


Rescue - Safety

UK 
MAIB (Marine Accidents Investigation Branch)  

France
BEA (Bureau Enquête sur les Évenements en Mer) 
SNSM (Société nationale de Sauvetage en Mer)

España
CPISM (Ministerio de Fomento- Comisión Permanente de Investigación de Asuntos Marítimos)
Salvamento Marítimo

USA
US coast guards 
NGA-MSI - National Geospacial Intelligence Agency - Marine Safety Information (USA) 


Accident reports


MAIB (2017) - Investigation report 7/2017 - Report on the investigation of two fatal accidents (...). pdf  (copyright MAIB 2017)

Comment.Thorough analysis of two lethal accidents. Beyond the technical factors, two persons died because of short mistakes:
- one of them crossed the danger zone under the boom at the wrong moment;
- the other one remained untied a few minutes to help fixing a minor problem.


Safety devices


Series drogues (Jordan's cones)
Experiments and calculus. Hervey, C.L., Jordan, D.J. (1877) Investigation of the use of drogues to improve the safety of sailing yachts. US Coast  Gards report AD A188 598 (html) (pdf)
Fabrication.  Lynn, D. Heavy Weather Sailing - Making a Series Drogue (pdf)

Self-rescue tether and omni-anchoring belt (commercial)

All flotation devices: www.equipements-flottaison.org (consultant's page, mostly in french)

Nautical charts

Free
NOAA - National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (USA) - Free Nautical charts USA www.noaa.gov
Marinha do Brazil - Free Nautical charts Brazil www.mar.mil.br
Others (d
isclaimer: compliance with copyrights is responsibility of these sites )

Non-free
IHM - Instituto Hidrográfico de la Marina (Spain) www.armada.mde.es
SHOA - Servicio Hidrográfico y Atmosférico de la Armada (Chile)  www.shoa.cl
SHOM - Service Hydrographique et Oceánographique de la Marine (France) www.shom.fr
UKHO - United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UK) www.ukho.gov.uk

Software


Free
Weather ZyGribUGrib
Electronic chart plotters: SeaClearOpen CPN
Navigation (tides, astronomical navigation, magnetic deviation, etc.): Navigational Algorithms,
Tides: WXTide 32, Free tide calculator / Marées dans le monde.

Non-Free
Electronic chart plotters: Max Sea





Books & articles (free)

Single handed sailing society - resources sfbaysss.org

Forums

... that we consult regularly

English
Boat design (for design & construction)
YBW (yachting and boating world)


French
Asso RM 
STW (sail the world)


Spanish

Boats and sailors

if you want to be here, contact us.

English
French


Data & animations


Meteorology
Ocean currents -  OSCAR
Weather maps - FNMOC  Wxmap

Oceanic databases

NOAA - National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC)
myocean ocean monitoring and forecasting. avoid if you can (they do not produce data)

Animations
Wind - global wind animation -nullschool
Nasa - currents animation - perpetual ocean
Nasa  - deep ocean currents -  thermohaline circulation



 
 

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