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Sunday, September 10 • 9:30am - 10:30am
Surviving an Ocean Capsize

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I was asked by the CEO of National Sea Rescue Institute in South Africa to write an article on how to survive an ocean capsize. He was concerned about how many people continue to lose their lives in coastal and ocean capsizes. They published the article in NSRI magazine and he said that he would like that knowledge to be spread far and wide. I would like to do a PowerPoint presentation on the same subject. We all have preconceived ideas on what we would do in that situation but instinctive action might be a guarantee of death, whereas prior knowledge may make us react more thoughtfully and contribute to survival. We all think that these survival situations belong to other people but the more time that we spend on the water the greater the chance that we will be among those "other people". 


Dudley Dix

Dudley Dix is an award-winning yacht designer, working in all types and materials but with a special affinity to amateur projects. He has built three large boats and many smaller ones, all from marine plywood. His boats are being built by amateur and professional builders in nearly... Read More →

Sunday September 10, 2017 9:30am - 10:30am PDT
Technical Stage Maritime East