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Old 04-29-2013
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Re: Man overboard drill

Quick stop. But I admit that although I've practised, never in real adverse conditions or at night, or (gasp) both.

I think that staying near the person, even if it takes more than one pass to get them, is the most important thing.

Jibe, start the engine, douse sail, it don't gotta be pretty. Just keep the person close and in view.

I'd rather miss and circle close twice than to do a perfect figure eight only to find that they have drifted further away.

YMMV.
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