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Getting and Staying Hydrated on Race Day

Getting and Staying Hydrated on Race Day

What we drink on race day will impact our performance as much as what we eat! Sailing is a strenuous physical activity. Though this video (at the bottom, be patient) is aimed at youth sailors on race day, it’s for every sailor, every day; high school and collegiate sailing teams, weekend regatta sailors, beer can racers, kids in sailing lessons, and those day sailing with the family. Why Water is Important Water makes up more than two-thirds of the weight of the human body so staying hydrated is super important. Water helps to lubricate and cushion our joints; it protects…

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Coast Guard

What the Coast Guard Wants Us to Know

December 23, 2018

In preparing seminars, medical safety audits and team trainings, I have contacted various United States Coast Guard facilities with the questions I’ve had. At the end of each conversation I’ve…

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Pre-Race Nutrition for Young Sailors

Pre-Race Nutrition for Young Sailors
and the Young at Heart

November 29, 2018

   What we eat and drink on race day will impact our performance! Sailing is a strenuous physical activity. Though this pre-race nutrition video is aimed at youth sailors…

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Medical History Form Blog Post

Bring Your Medical History Form Onboard!

October 29, 2018

What would happen if you were seriously injured or keeled over out on the water and couldn’t speak for yourself? How would your mates and later your rescuers know the…

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Customize Your Boat's First Aid Kit leaves the boat

Customizing Your Boat’s First Aid Kit

In many parts of the world, we’re heading into the off-season for boating. It’s that time of year when we’ve squeezed every last ounce of boating from the season, when our haul out checklists dance in our heads, and winterizing plans can be found skittering through our consciousness. We’ve had amazing summers filled with day sailing, racing, cruising, fishing and dock parties. We’ve gathered enough stories to regale our mates…

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Electric Shock Drowning

Electric Shock Drowning:
Spread. The. Word.

Growing up we spent summers living on our boat at South Shore Yacht Club. We put on our life jackets on Memorial Day and didn’t take them off until Labor Day, going to our land home only on a rare occasion to do laundry. Days were spent taking sailing lessons, swimming off the back of the boat in the slip and occasionally throwing one another off the dock. Heck, we’d…

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Wound Care on The Water

Just A Flesh Wound: Wound Care on The Water

Medical emergencies can be scary as all get out! You’re not alone. I’m here with you. The path to feeling more comfortable with emergencies is education and practice. Just like when we learned to sail and everything was new. New terms. New concepts. Unfamiliarity at every turn. Let’s talk about it, learn about it, practice it. As sailors we’re experts at the gentle manipulation of expensive parts. Medicine is the same. I’ll bring topics and concepts to you and we’ll work through them together. Today’s topic of conversation is wound care on the water.

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One In A Million: When Lightning Strikes!

One In A Million: When Lightning Strikes!

National Lightning Safety Awareness Week is upon us. Who knew, right?! It runs from June 24th through the 30th this year. This is a great time for us to chat about lightning safety and caring for someone who has been injured by lightning. Anywhere there is a thunderstorm, there can be lightning. Whenever thunder is heard, a storm is close enough for a lightning strike. Lightning often strikes more than three miles from the center of the storm.

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