The GPS plot of the rescue maneuver
It's the worst case scenario on any yacht sailed by just two people: In bad weather and poor visibility, Conrad Colman and Sam Goodchild's Class 40 is hit by a huge wave, the co-skipper goes overboard. Without a life jacket and only about 12 degrees water temperature. The initiated lightning rescue fails, the skipper loses sight of his comrade.
Then a race against time begins: Conrad Colman has to master all the tasks on his own and go in search of his friend floating in the sea. In an impressive nautical performance, he succeeds in saving these minutes from certain drowning. The meticulous log of the rescue is a lesson for all two-person crews, even the professionals of the New Zealand sea rescue found in retrospect. We tell the story of the rescue, explain in detail how MOB maneuvers with a small crew should ideally take place and give tips from the DGzRS sea rescuers on equipment, tactics, search schemes and much more. Now in the new YACHT, No. 6/12.