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On February 25th, 2019 the Chicago Yacht Club publicly released their report on the fatal crew overboard accident that occurred during the 2018 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac. The report was put together by a diverse group of sailing and safety experts. The eight-member Safety Enhancement Committee, established by CYC after the accident, developed the report. The members included the chairs of U.S. Sailing’s Safety at Sea and U.S. Sailing’s Offshore Committees, as well as individuals with extensive high-profile offshore racing and regatta management experience from the America’s Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, Transpac, and Races to Mackinac. In addition, CYC worked closely with the U.S Coast Guard. They provided an overview of the incident and recommendations to help avoid a similar situation in the...NY: Long Island Sound, Great Captain Island, proposed aids to navigation change Date Reported: Jul 13, 2017 Reporter: Ted Stehle Source: CG 1st District LNM 01282017 Description: The U.S. Coast Guard is considering making the following change to Aids to Navigation: CHANGE Great Captain Island Light (LLNR 21400) from a rotating lantern to a flashing lantern, and decrease the advertised nominal range from 17NM to 14NM. The Coast Guard intends to use a more power efficient LED lantern. REMOVE Emergency light of reduced intensity when main light is extinguished. Interested Mariners are strongly encouraged to comment on this proposal in writing, either personally or through their organization. All comments will be carefully considered and are requested prior to 1 September 2017 to complete the process...January 11th, 2017 Landfall is proud to sponsor the 2017 Quantum Key West Race Week. The annual event at "Mile Marker 0" is hosted by the Storm Trysail Club and has over 100 boats on the scratch sheet. This year's J/70 class will definitely have some interesting starts, as over 40 boats will be on the line. The J/70's larger cousin, the J/111 class, has nine boats competing in Key West as they gear up for their world championships this coming August in San Francisco. Not to be missed are the eleven ultra-fast TP52s racing in their 52 Super Series. 2017 marks the first time that these beasts will be returning to race Key West since 2014. The class includes two New York Yacht Club...SARSAT System Overview The International Cospas-Sarsat Programme is a satellite-based search and rescue (SAR) distress alert detection and information distribution system, best known for detecting and locating emergency beacons activated by aircraft, ships and backcountry hikers in distress. Search and Rescue (SAR) instruments are flown on Low Earth Orbiting (LEO) and Geostationary Orbiting (GEO) satellites. These instruments detect signals transmitted from emergency beacons on the Earths surface. Click Here to ELTs, EPIRBs, and PLBs operate on the 406 MHz frequency. Each 406 MHz beacon transmits a unique digital code that identifies the type of beacon and that allows registration data to be associated with the beacon. The registration data provides information such as the beacon owner; the type of platform the beacon is associated...