Crash Test Boat - fire

How would you deal with a fire in the galley or the engine room? What’s the best way to prevent fires onboard? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat Team…

You’re about to leave the boat. As you remove the log impeller, the whole fitting comes away and water gushes in. Chris Beeson finds out what to do next

Crash Test Boat - sinking

You’ve hit something and you’re holed. What do you do next? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew smash a hole in the hull to test 10 ways of saving…

Crash Test Boat - Jury Rig

After finding out what it’s like to be dismasted, Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat crew explore how to jury rig the remaining wreckage to sail back to safety…

'Peter von Seestermuhe' starting the ARC 2015

Sailing an ocean – your questions answered:   ‘I’ve never sailed the Atlantic before but I have a boat. Should I crew first or am I okay to skipper?’ Jeremy…

Crash Test Boat - Dismasting

What do you do when your sailing world crashes round your ears? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test crew created a ‘controlled’ dismasting in a gale and put eight rig-cutting…

Ocean Cruising Seminar Guildford 6th – 8th March 2015 Hosted by the World Cruising Club, organisers of the annual Atlantic Rally for Cruisers, the Ocean Sailing Seminar returns in March…

Crash Test Boat - Capsize

What really happens during a capsize? How can we make the saloon safer? Chris Beeson and the Crash Test Boat crew recreate a capsize with chilling results

Aground at this angle, doing anything onboard is difficult

Crash Test Boat – Aground Provided you refloat without any damage, it doesn’t much matter how, but the aim of this test was to go step-by-step through the various methods,…