AVOID/DANGERS

HASSE & COMPANY: PORT TOWNSEND SAILS

AVOIDING HEAVY WEATHER

1) Passage planning
2) Weather information
3) Tides and currents
4) Flexible itinerary

DANGERS OF HEAVY WEATHER

1) Increased danger of falling overboard
2) Crew fatigue, seasickness, hypothermia, injury
3) Damage to: hull, rigging, sails, ship's gear, dismasting, pitchpoling, broaching, rolling, pooping, overwhelming
4) Vessel becoming disabled
5) Uncertainty of position
6) Increased possibility of collision
7) Increased possibility of grounding