Adult Sailing

Man Over Board Recovery Drills

How confident are you that you can safely bring a yacht back to a casualty in the water?

It’s every skipper and crews nightmare but with practise you’ll feel more confident should it happen. We’re designed a one-day course to refresh the skills required to not only get a yacht back to a person in the water, but to get them back out of it! Additional components will focus on refreshing you on May-Day procedures too.

Candidates for the ICC Direct Assessment, crews heading off on a charter holiday and Dublin bay race crews will all benefit from this short course.

This is a hands on and practical course, with as little theory time as possible, maximising the time you spend practising this vital technique.

2021 Programme Dates:

The programme runs on the following dates on board one of our 36-40-foot yachts. Courses meet in the INSS Clubhouse on the West Pier.

  • Course dates to be announced.

The cost of the course is €149, inclusive of waterproof overalls and lifejacket. Lunch will be provided on board the boat.

Amendments to bookings due to COVID-19

  • In light of the current situation, we have significantly relaxed our booking terms and conditions. If courses cannot run due to issues relating to COVID-19 we will move bookings without penalty, or refund fees where a suitable alternative cannot be found.
  • Please see the current schedule alterations here.
  • If you make a future booking, please be reassured that if the course is unable to go ahead due to future restrictions we will reschedule the course to a time of your convenience or refund the fees.

Programme Outline:

Session 1

  • Meet at INSS Clubhouse, Welcome and Gear Allocation
  • On yacht, safety briefing and familiarisation, May-Day and emergency equipment review.
  • Session 1 – Maneuverers– Recovery under sail and power

Session 2

  • Session 2 – More complex manoeuvres and how to recover the casualty into the boat, safety and medical considerations
  • Debriefing and Final Questions

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Once you have chosen a date that suits you can book online below, or by calling us on 01 2844195. Once you have booked in, we'll send you a confirmation email outlining your sailing course, its date and start / finish times. Please ensure you have read our Terms and Conditions prior to enrolling.

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