As a former full time yacht delivery Captain I discovered how important practical trouble-shooting and survival skills are in disaster relief. When Hurricane Andrew hit Florida I had just trained as an EMT in preparation for sailing with the team I had formed to do the next Whitbread race. I spent six weeks camped out in the disaster zone and was inspired to make a major career change and seek more medical training. I think people who have spent many years dealing with extreme challenges at sea are eminently well suited for disaster relief work: just my take on it...
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