The team at Chesapeake Offshore Sailing Services (COSS) presents interviews with noted offshore racers, brings you tips, tricks and advice on how to prepare your boat for offshore sailing, and shows you how to “win the race to the starting line” and beyond! Since we are both cruisers and offshore racers, we will cover aspects of both activities and show how cruisers can make better racers and racers can make better cruisers!
Race crew dynamics 101
A long discussion about crew dynamics in offshore racing. Observations on how folks act and interact and how to help orchestrate a fun and memorable offshore race. Tips for the owner and the racer on how to not be a dick.
Rig failure - saving the mast
COSS describes how to avoid rig failure and what to do if it happens. Don’t lose the mast!
Top 10 offshore failures part 2
We discuss boom breakages in the second installment. More to come!
Discussion of top ten game changing failures offshore
Discussion of top ten failure modes and how to prepare your boat for common failures offshore
Top 10 Failures That Will Ruin Your Offshore Experience!
COSS presents the first of a multipart series which discusses common failures offshore. We discuss how to upgrade, prevent and mitigate these common failures offshore.
Cruising without Refrigeration???
Discussion of how and why you might want to go cruising without the fridge. Go simple go now!