Margaret Pommert and Ryan Helling, qualified Lifesling instructors from The Sailing Foundation, will give an introduction to how to use a Lifesling to rescue crew overboard. This training is applicable to both racers and cruisers, sailboats and powerboats.
The ability to get a crew member that has fallen overboard back onto the boat is a critical seamanship skill anywhere…but especially in Puget Sound with our cold water temperatures. This class will teach how to get a boat back to a crew that has gone overboard, and then how to get them back onto the boat using a Lifesling and a specific block and tackle for that purpose. We’ll present an overview of the techniques at dinner presentation, then dockside practice.
This class is part of CYC’s FREE Friday evening speaker series. $5 dinners and no host bar available.