The brave men and women of the United States Coast Guard have been conducting their Motor Lifeboat School in the turbulent waters of the Columbia River bar and, as Pacific Northwest sailors can imagine, the seas have been a bit sporty. Take a ride with them here…

Here’s a short clip of BMC Sadler instructing as BM2 Robertson takes breaks on Clatsop Spit. Good job!

This is from Surf Class. The students are in their 4th and final week of class. In the video you will see single engine operations. This skill is necessary to navigate a surf zone when you lose an engine. The name of the game is exposure, and exposure is what they got.


All videos and descriptions courtesy of the U.S. Coast Guard National Motor Lifeboat School Facebook page