Three Crew Overboard Rescue Methods

MOB Man Overboard! or Crew Overboard or Person Overboard Whatever your preference!  Here are 3  short animations on how to rescue crew that fell over board.

Method 1:  This method involves jibing which is turning the boat around with the wind behind you. Only to be practiced in light winds as one can capsize easily! 

2nd method! This involves a crew member falling overboard with the sailboat coming about, heading up, coming about and heading down, picking up the victim on the leeward side.

 

3rd Maneuver! Known as the “Quick Stop”, The “Quick Stop” method is taught at the United States Naval Academy, and is the maneuver recommended by US Sailing.