OVERBOARD

HASSE & COMPANY: PORT TOWNSEND SAILS

PERSON OVERBOARD

1) Alert crew: "OVERBOARD!"
2) Deploy lifesling, overboard pole, throwable devices, and stand by pointing at victim
3) Helmsperson: note time and heading
4) Disconnect self steering devices
5) Begin lifesling rescue:
  • Bring vessel head to wind, sheeting in main
  • Backwind jib
  • Come about and fall off
  • Gybe jib and round up
  • Continue 'til victim has lifesling around them
6) Douse all sail
7) Use primary winch to crank victim to vessel and belay
8) Rig lifeline tackle to main halyard and jib sheet winch
9) Bring victim aboard
10) Educate crew:
  • Wear a harness
  • Wear personal flotation
11) When in water:
  • Assume help position
  • Climb out of water if possible (onto cushions, flotsam, etc.)
12) Use relector tape to make oneself distinguishable from surroundings