I've been demoted! What can I do to make it make to the favorites? Que lastima!
Sorry Joe. I keep moving people between my "favorite blogs" list (only 10 blogs allowed) and the "other boating blogs" list. If it's any consolation I had to move you to make room for one of the best Laser sailors of all time, John Bertrand.If you want to get back into the Top Ten I think your best plan would be to take up Laser sailing and race with me in San Francisco next year.
Now that's a challenge.
Coldwaterbootcamp is a great site for hypothermia and cold water shock info. Sea Kayaker magazine's blog has a whole area devoted to safety issues with many gripping stories.And, in the USA, state boating safety organizations sponsor free boating safety classes such as the ones I sometimes help teach, and throughout the country organizations such as the US Coast Guard Auxiliary and US Power Squadrons also offer classes.Some of these classes can be found on-line. Some states require that all boaters, or boaters below a certain age, complete one of these classes. Insurance agencies also tend to look with favor on boaters who complete the classes.
Maybe next year Tillerman should have a "10 Best Laser Blogs" heading and another "10 Great Blogs for Normally Uninverted Boats and Mostly Warm and Dry Sailors". That would be rather akin to a sports league "expansion draft".
Great list! Thanks for the efforts of putting these up!