organizers felt the impressions of the victims being rescued
were some of the most valuable lessons to be learned. Here,
swimmer Jon Hedland shares his thoughts with a data collector,
swimmer and BoatU.S. member Page Read. Ph. D., prepares to hit
the water. Like many participants, Read both brought a product
for testing and took part in hands-on trials of other products.
Markusnet is designed to hoist a weak or unconscious victim
from the water. It seemed to work best on the Grand Banks, which
had an electric winch.
“Life Scoop” was a prototype designed to bring aboard
an unconscious victim.
swim platform of the Grand Banks 42 was too rough to use for
boarding at times.
Markus Scramblenet could be used for the victim to climb, or
he could be rolled aboard, as seen here.