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Planning A Sailboat Race With Fewer Crew


September 1, 2020

RENT TO SAVE -- Fitting out your sailboat racing crew with rented personal locator beacons from the BoatUS Foundation can save you money.

BoatUS Foundation personal locator beacon rental program saves money, increases safety aboard America's boat and yacht clubs and other groups organizing sailboat racing this summer, the rules have all changed. Captains know that having success with social distancing could mean having fewer (nonrelated) crew aboard this racing season.

However, fewer crew could also mean fewer hands aboard – and potentially fewer eyeballs to spot someone in the water – in the event of a crew-overboard situation. Racing sailors may be able gain back some of that safety net by having each crew member wear a...

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