Injured Crew Gets .46 Million Settlement:
Providence, RI (January 15, 2016) – A federal judge has awarded a professional sailor from Newport $ 1.46 million for injuries he suffered disembarking a racing yacht in the Caribbean.
U.S. District Court Judge John J. McConnell Jr. on Thursday (Jan 14) found that Moneypenny Holdings LLC, the Delaware corporation that owns the TP52 Vesper, was negligent by failing to have proper safety procedures in place when its crew was asked to jump from the yacht into a smaller boat in 2011.
Kenneth Nevor, then 35, was permanently injured, his right bicep torn from his arm, effectively ending his professional sailing career. McConnell awarded Nevor $ 710,458 for loss of earnings and $ 750,…
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Over 100 Entrants for Melges 24 Worlds 2016:
With ten months before the start of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship, registration has exceeded the 100-boat mark for the event scheduled for November 29 to December 3 in Miami, FL. Bow No. 100 went to Melges 24 class veteran, America’s Cup skipper and multi-class World champion, Terry Hutchinson of Quantum Sails. Full report.
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