Hypothermia - ASA Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia

By: Learn To Sail, Safety

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help we’ve created a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” taken straight out of our textbooks – Sailing Made Easy and Coastal Cruising Made Easy.

In this lesson we take a look at some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to hypothermia. Prolonged exposure to wind, spray, and cold when on deck, and any length of time spent in the water, can elevate your chances of becoming hypothermic. Recognizing the early symptoms and taking appropriate actions can prevent a life-threatening situation.

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