Author Archives: Paul Foer

What’s The Big Deal About Docking a Boat? Part Two by Captain Paul Foer

What’s The Big Deal About Docking a Boat? Part Two This is Captain Paul Foer “From The Foerfront” with more tips to help you safely and more easily enjoy your boating. In the first part of this three-part series, I focused on allaying the typical fears that a new boater might have when operating in […]

What’s The Big Deal About Docking a Boat?

What’s The Big Deal About Docking a Boat? First of a Three-Part Series by Captain Paul Foer This is Captain Paul Foer “From The Foerfront” with more tips to help you become a more competent and confident mariner. As are many boaters, you may be nervous about docking in a marina, or leaving a slip, […]

FROM THE FOERPEAK: Person Overboard Drills–Part Three of Three

This is Captain Paul Foer “From the Foerpeak” with Part Three of my three-part series on Conducting Person Overboard Drills or Person in Water (PIW). In parts one and two we discussed the importance of drills and practicing for rescuing a person in the water. We covered locating, procedures, and approaching the victim. Now we […]

What Every Boater Needs to Conduct Man Overboard or Person In Water (PIW) Drills (Part Two)

How to approach the PIW Assuming you’ve located and thrown floatation aids to the PIW, how do you approach the person? How do you get him or her back onboard? First of all, observe what is around you in terms of depth, channels, other vessels or land. Where is the wind taking you and the […]

From the Foerfront: A Truly Ridiculous Sailing Mis-Adventure

This is Captain Paul Foer From The Foerfront with another article about boating safety and seamanship. The below is the unedited letter I recently had published in the November, 2017 Spinsheet, The Chesapeake’s monthly sailing journal. I hope you find it to be of interest and that you will consider the lessons to be learned so we can all […]

If you want to crew on a boat delivery—SELL YOURSELF–and not your nautical experience!!!

If you want to crew on a boat delivery—SELL YOURSELF–and not your nautical experience!!! So you want to crew on a boat delivery—that’s great! Now sell yourself to me-and remember that there might be a dozen or more competing to come on the trip. I am busy and want to choose you IF you will make a […]