Before long sailing season will be in full gear. Get ahead of the game by making plans to hydrate, nourish, and protect yourself from the sun!

I. Tips for Sailing Nutrition – Keeping energized and performing at your highest potential is all about planning, to put the right nutrients in your body at the right time.

II. 5 + 1 Tips for Hydration – Essential tips for keeping hydrated throughout long days on the water.

III. Sun Health: Protecting Your Eyes – Important tips for staying safe in the sunlight.

Learn more about Shelly on her website and Point 2 Point Nautical and Medical Services Facebook page.

Follow Shelly on Instagram @shellygalligan.

About this video series:

Harken Blockheads has partnered with Shelly Galligan, RN to bring you a new video series focused on safety for youth sailors, parents, and coaches. Each video takes an in-depth look at an important topic, offering essential guidance and tips for keeping Blockheads safe and healthy on the water. Shelly Is a USCG 100 ton captain and registered nurse with 25 years of emergency room experience. She holds certifications in emergency nursing, offshore medicine, trauma nursing, advanced cardiac life support, and pediatric advanced life support.

Content Disclaimer:

All content found on this page, including but not limited to: text, images, audio, external links or other formats were created for reference and informational purposes only. The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website. You assume full responsibility for using the information on this site, and you understand and agree that Harken Inc., Harken Blockheads, Shelly Galligan/Point 2 Point Nautical and Medical Services LLC and any affiliates, are not responsible or liable for any claim, loss or damage resulting from its use by you or any user.

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