Toms Tips About Cruising Groups

By Tom Neale, 5/1/2012

1. It is possible to plan trips to allow for boats of varying size and speeds. For example, have discretionary intermediate stops for slower boats but a stop for everyone, farther away, the next day.

2. Stress to each skipper that group cruising doesn’t necessarily mean safer cruising. While members of the group will certainly be helpful to each other if needed, in a bad storm or other circumstances, each may be, of necessity, on his own.

3. Stress to each skipper that group cruising doesn’t relieve him of full and total responsibility for his boat and crew, safety, prudent navigation and good seamanship.



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