UNless he has dived off the bow, turn on to him - turn way and 1. you could mince him, 2. you will lose windage and have to fight to get it back.
The theory has to let the yacht be to weather of the victim. owever,if the poor sucker is to weather of you, he should drift onto you and you can collect him and drag about the stern to the lee side. All in theory - I've only collected hats and milk bottles (MOB)in practice
I refer to the victims as 'him' as girls are too smart - check any stats - more fellows go over the side than females - they have a better sense of survival or males do the stupid/dangerous stuff!!
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Last edited by St Anna; 01-29-2010 at 02:09 AM.