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Man Overboard

Here we are practising recovering a MOB during a RYA course. It is warm and little breeze so it is easy.
In the Volvo Round Ireland there was a real MOB on another yacht in the dark and nasty seas. They soon recovered him and continued racing.
On RYA competent crew and Day Skipper courses plus mile builders I am often asked what our standard procedure is for MOB. The answer is good judgement by a skilled operator and so whilst you can practise on RYA courses and mile building sailing real life is different.
Most of the written training material I have seen says ‘Turn the boat round’ which is normally a good call at sea but in my experience more MOBs happen in Marinas than open water.

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