MOB Saved in 2016 N2E

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MOB perspective from water; photo © 2016 Longpre Photos

In the 2016 Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race (#N2E), Foil, a Farr 40, sailed fast through the dark and windy night. Under spinnaker, she was making about 12 knots in winds gusting to 20 knots. Out by the Coronado Islands, the boat rounded down; helmsman Val G. went overboard. He broke his clavicle (collarbone) on the way. Foil owner, Gordon Leon, told crew to throw the dan buoy to Val.

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MOB Saved in 2016 N2E was last modified: June 18th, 2016 by Philip Thompson

Danbuoy Strobe Test and Replacement

dan buoy strobe in place

Dan Buoy with SOLAS strobe

As part of your annual man overboard gear inspection routine, check your danbuoy strobe. The SOLAS strobe on the danbuoy is not manufactured to accommodate servicing. The strobe’s long life battery is permanently installed. Should the strobe fail inspection, or reach the end of its five year lifespan, replace the strobe.

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Danbuoy Strobe Test and Replacement was last modified: January 29th, 2015 by Philip Thompson