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Dreaming of Your First Summer Sail?

By Sailingguide

After the work of spring maintenance and the excitement of launching your sailboat, don't get so caught up in the moment that you forget basic safety procedures. When was the last time you conducted a man-overboard drill? You do know a good way to bring the boat back under sail and stop beside a person in the water, right? If not, it's time to learn and plan to practice this important skill. While various maneuvers have been developed for different boats in different conditions, you only have to remember one technique - and here's a good man-overboard method that will work for all boats in all conditions. Give it a try and make it fun for your family or crew.

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