"Any damn fool can navigate the world sober. It takes a really good sailor to do it drunk." - Sir Francis Chichester when asked why he carried so much alcohol on his solo sail around the world.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

MOB QuickStop

Here's a video of the US Navy demonstrating the MOB QuickStop method to recover a man overboard at a Safety at Sea Seminar in 2009. In the video you'll hear them say to pick the MOB up from the leeward side, and then demonstrates the opposite. Just goes to show how difficult the timing can be, even on a calm day.

The Chicago-Mac Race requires that we sign off that we have practiced the QuickStop method.