Published: Monday, 10 August 2015

The Safety at Sea Committee of the Cruising Club of America (CCA) has just published an updated version of its highly regarded Suddenly Alone workbook – first published 15 years ago, now titled Safety for Cruising Couples - Including ‘Suddenly Alone.’

Safety For Cruising Couples Workbook Now Available

The workbook revisions incorporate the broad experience of CCA members as well as the technology and techniques of safety and safety equipment that have evolved since the Suddenly Alone workbook was first published about 15 years ago.

The CCA has a distinguished 15-year history for presenting its Suddenly Alone Seminars at numerous yacht clubs and other venues around the U.S. and Canada. CCA members are among the most experienced blue-water sailors, many having completed extensive off-shore cruises, circumnavigations, as well as various off-shore races, such as the Newport Bermuda Race. Much of this experience in seamanship is also applicable to coastal cruising.

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The workbook is a convenient reminder to both experienced and lesser-experienced partners of safety procedures that should be practiced every year. The art of safety is increased when both individuals are confident in knowing what to do when the unexpected happens.

It focuses on the essential onboard teamwork of preparing for emergencies, such as man overboard recovery, basic skills of navigation, identifying the boat’s location, boat handling and radio communications.

To purchase a copy of the workbook or receive information on how to present a Safety for Cruising Couples - including "Suddenly Alone" Seminar at your yacht club, contact Ron Trossbach at or +1 (703) 403-8408. He can also provide comprehensive guidance on setting up and implementing one of these well regarded seminars.