Low visibility

Rule No 1

If  you are already in a harbor or at anchor, stay in the shelter and wait for the visibility to improve.

Rule No 2

If underway try to find an anchorage or harbor immediately and stay away from main shipping lanes. Quit often it's shallow enough on the side of such a lane to stay at anchor.

10 Commandments

How to deal with seasickness

Faces turning green can turn your pleasure sailing trip into an almost unendurable experience for everybody on board a yacht. And yes, there are only two kinds of sailors when it comes to seasickness: the ones which were seasick, and the ones which will be seasick somewhen in the future.

But still we are not completely left stranded and the skipper can take some simple actions to decrease the risk of being caught with this unpleasant illness and therefore increase the fun for everybody on board:

8 possibilites to reduce seasickness on board

Recovery of a Man Over Board

All of us who have taken a sail training or two in our past, we all had training on how to sail back to the person in the water in case of a Man Over Board. Once you’ve got back there the hard work really starts now. And getting them out is what in best case is talked about during a training. Here some ideas and a video how Swiss Maritime Academy clients are trained on that serious subject:

A person in the water will quickly lose strength and increase in weight as their clothing becomes waterlogged. Often the crews’ only option is to use an aid to help recover the casualty. Time is of the essence and if a recovery system is not already in place there is a good chance that the person in the water will deteriorate rapidly.

11 Top MOB Tips

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