Even if it often works differently for beginners: Sailing is a safe sport. Especially when it comes to serious injuries or even fatal accidents: there are only about two to three of these in this country each year. Nevertheless: one wrong step on the wet deck, the ankle is sprained, the sailing fun is gone, the vacation may be over. Such mishaps can never be completely ruled out, but with good care, the pain can still be alleviated on board. And: Anyone who knows about the danger areas on board can adapt their behavior accordingly - and so save your head from the large tree swinging over.
Nevertheless, one should not be afraid to seek medical advice if there is any uncertainty about the severity of the injury. And: If a crew member passes out, reaching for the radio is the only right thing to do. At the same time, it is important that all crew members are instructed in the essential safety equipment and processes on board. Even if nobody likes to "waste" their short vacation time with an overly extensive briefing; Training professionals warn not to shorten the procedure too much.
Whether it's a bruised toe, a sprained ankle or a broken arm - the Seadoc expert shows how to deal with these painful injuries on board
We have simulated the most common injuries on board and consulted Seadoc doctor Philipp Stalling on the correct first aid.