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Re: Man overboard drill

Maintaining visual contact is indeed a challenge. One of the advantages of the quickstop maneuver is that the boat doesn't travel far, and a single helmsman can execute it without messing with the lines.

It, like all other techniques, isn't ideal for all situations, but it's a great first instinct.

We practice it a few times each season, especially at the beginning of the season.
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