A demonstration of rescuing a sailor overboard and successfully bringing him back up over the topsides. Image by Cheryl Costello.

VIDEO: Safety at Sea Teaches Life-saving Skills for the Bay

All boating safety rules are important, but one course takes the training way beyond the basics. With the help of U.S. Naval Academy midshipmen, Safety at Sea participants learn how to hoist someone out of the water onto a boat, climb into a life raft and much more.

Cheryl Costello shows us the lessons aren’t just for offshore racers, but Chesapeake boaters who could face trouble on the open Bay. Watch below: