Crew overboard accidents are serious business, especially in the Pacific Northwest. Are you confident you could rescue someone who has fallen off of your (or someone else’s boat)?
Co-hosted by The Center for Wooden Boats and Sailing Foundation, we’ll start with a short panel discussion from actual survivors of crew overboard accidents, and learn from their experience what both potential victims and rescuers need to be aware of. In the classroom, we will demonstrate techniques for getting a sail or power boat back to the person in the water, get them connected to the boat, and get them back up on board. Students will have the opportunity to use the Lifesling and Lifesling hoisting tackle to lift each other up in a simulated situation. Students will leave with links to videos and other materials to refer to as the develop and practice Crew Overboard Rescue plans on their own boats.
This course is FREE and open to everyone – both sailors and power boaters.
ABOUT THE CO-HOST:
“Today, The Sailing Foundation remains the premier sailing promoter for Northwest youth sailing and safety at sea. Working through community-based sailing organizations, local schools and universities, and various yacht clubs, The Sailing Foundation’s youth sailing mission is to enhance the health of our sport and to help continue the flow of new sailors as well as developing expertise among them as they advance competitively. And once they’re out on the water, our Safety at Sea Committee, through product development and education, works to protect our sailors in all types of sailing craft as they continue to explore the seas.
As a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization, we welcome your support and promise to direct it to the key areas of our mission—youth sailing and safety at sea.”
Courtesy of thesailingfoundation.org