Crew Overboard Rescue Clinic

Feel confident that you can do what you need to do for an effective rescue of crew overboard.

COB Rescue Maneuvers That Work On All Points of Sail

This is the one you need to be ready for, any time you’re on the water.  And we start out by talking about keeping your butt safely on board in the first place!

We will practice the Heave-To technique, and review the Quick Turn, and Broad Reach-Close Reach, from every point of sail.  We will also practice and discuss when and how to use the engine, and actually getting the crew member back on board. Watch the video below. You will learn this method!

This is the single-handed COB rescue Heave-To method. To my colleagues at US Sailing, ASA, and NauticEd, “You need to pay attention to this method.” I have to say that in all of my 25 years of sailing instruction, I have found no better method when sailing from Close Hauled to Beam Reach. Video by Chad LaComb, used with permission.

Upcoming Dates:

No upcoming scheduled Crew Overboard Clinic - contact us for dates

Time: 10AM – 4PM

Where: Rainbow Harbor, Long Beach; Parking and boarding instructions will be provided when you register

Cost: $145 per person


  • Materials handout at class
  • Free NauticEd online Logbook and Resume
  • Free TrackLink App – makes adding to your sailing resume automatic and easy
  • 2 Free NauticEd Sailing Courses
  • Links to the above sent upon registration

What to Bring:

  • Hat, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen
  • Layers of clothing, including windbreaker
  • Water and lunch for yourself
  • Non-marking deck shoes
  • A smile!

Complete Form to Register

Fill out the form below or contact us directly at or 949-939-8123

Clinic Registration Form