At the Equipment Audit you will be asked to describe how you will retrieve a person who has fallen overboard.

This link is to a short information film by ‘Stormforce Coaching’ demonstrating two simple methods of recovering a person from the water when they have fallen overboard from a yacht. It initially involves using a jib sheet for the MOB to hold when next to the yacht then lifting them with the main halyard using a single or double loop around the MOB.

MOB – https://www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=YMicZuy0A8I

There are also a variety of devices available to buy to do this. The following link shows one of these devices in operation including how to navigate from various points-of-sail to return to the MOB. It is well worth watching by skippers and their crew.

Lifesling – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnhjOhWD4j0

Please note there are many other products available and more videos on YouTube.

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