by Tsunami Captain Jim Kakuk and Lt. JG Nancy Soares Lt. JG Nancy: It was a celebratory weekend. I drove down to Guerneville on Friday to help with the setup. Capt. Jim and his lovely gal Patti were having a party, and what a bash it was! Jim … [Continue reading] about Boats on the Brain
Editor’s note: We decided to resurrect this best-selling classic because it’s just so damn good! A comprehensive description of how waves and beaches behave under all kinds of conditions, Waves and Beaches explains why ships sink, how rogue waves can … [Continue reading] about Waves and Beaches by Willard Bascom – A Review
By Captain Jim Kakuk and Lt. JG Nancy Soares Editor’s note: This post is first in a series of upcoming Meet the Rangers posts. The numbers of the Rangers have fluctuated over the years as people move in and out of the team due to time passages and … [Continue reading] about Meet the Rangers: Captain Jim Kakuk!
Editor's note: Sometimes I wonder why I keep running a memorial piece for Eric every year. He's been gone 7 years. I guess it's because this was his blog. When he died his last request was that it continue, so I carried it on, and it seems right to … [Continue reading] about In Memoriam – Commander Eric Soares, 1 August 1954 – 1 February 2012
By Moulton Avery Editor's note: Moulton Avery is an expert on heat and cold stress. He gave his first public lecture on hypothermia in 1974. He was executive director of the Center for Environmental Physiology in Washington, DC for ten years, … [Continue reading] about Alert! Help the Paddling Community Save Lives With the COLD WATER SAFETY FUNDRAISING DRIVE