WHEN: Sunday 17 November at 1pm
BYS is providing free MOB training. We strongly recommend skippers who sail regularly to complete a training session and practice a man overboard, ideally with the man overboard dummy at least annually. Crew members are also encouraged to attend and participate in the training session available on 22 September 2019.
In Australia, about 49 people (10 in Victoria) a year drowned while participating in sailing for the 16 years ending 30 June 2018. This represents 8.7% of all boating related drowning deaths. In sailing, the greatest risk of downing comes from falling over the side of the boat – man overboard “MOB”.
“Drowning data has been provided by the Royal Life Saving Society – Australia from the Royal Life Saving National Fatal Drowning Database”