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Sailboat sailing into the sunset

It is always wise to give sailboats a lot of space. Sailboats are usually the stand-on vessel.

Sailing has its own risks that require special care to avoid.

  • Small sailboats are prone to capsizing and swamping. Know how to right the sailboat if it capsizes, and carry a bailer on board.
  • Falling overboard is common. For that reason, sailors always should wear a PFD.
  • Sailors should stay aware of the water temperature. Capsizing in the early spring, the fall, or the winter involves the risk of hypothermia.
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