How to: Rig a Sailboat Boom Preventer

Giornale della Vela 13 minutes

This course is an intermediate course for offshore navigators. It will discuss how to properly arm a boom preventer, what are the pros and cons of this solution, how to avoid tragedies on board and what are the alternative solutions.

Following the tragedy at the Arc, the transatlantic regatta for cruising, a man hit by the boom following an involuntary jibe lost his life. The Chinese Gybe is an extremely dangerous situation, which should be kept in mind in ocean navigation. The boom preventer can solve this danger and navigate more safely. In this course, we explain how to arm a boom preventer properly and which precautions to keep an eye on.

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Giornale della Vela

Il Giornale della Vela was born in 1975 from an idea of Mario Oriani, namely to create the first newspaper for sailing and yachting enthusiasts in Italy. Over the years it has established itself as the leading monthly magazine in the sector and has broadened its horizons in related events and services.

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  2. Price: Free
  3. Language: English
  4. Length: 13 minutes
  5. Intended for: Ocean Sailors
  6. Reference: Not based on any reference