Members' Online Book: Person Overboard Prevention, Chapter 9 of 14

Banishing Sidedeck Jacklines Forever

Phyllis removing our sidedeck jacklines.

Phyllis removing our sidedeck jacklines.

There is no question in our minds that changing to a centreline jackline (as detailed in the last two chapters) has made us a lot safer than we were when we used sidedeck jacklines.


But here’s the very cool and surprising thing: It’s actually easier and faster to use our new system.

Read on for why:

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John was born and brought up in Bermuda and started sailing as a child, racing locally and offshore before turning to cruising. He has sailed over 100,000 miles, most of it on his McCurdy & Rhodes 56, Morgan's Cloud, including eight ocean races to Bermuda, culminating in winning his class twice in the Newport Bermuda Race. He has skippered a series of voyages in the North Atlantic, the majority of which have been to the high latitudes. John has been helping others go voyaging by sharing his experience for twenty years, first in yachting magazines and, for the last 12 years, as co-editor/publisher of AAC.

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