Man overboard!

If a crewmember falls overboard, how confident are you that s/he can be quickly recovered? If it is you that falls over, will your crew be able to get you back? Knowing the theory is one thing, putting it into practice is something quite different.

HYC is running a “Man Overboard” day on Saturday 19th August. Retrieval is a vital skill for all sailors and the course is comprised of both theory and practice with particular emphasis on the different ways of recovering a MOB under sail and power, including what the other crew members can be doing to help. A special RNLI mannequin is used to simulate the challenges in this operation.

Cost is €70 per person (including lunch and a donation to the RNLI). Bookings and payment can be made with Karen in the HYCOffice (