More Deaths from Sailing than Football:
Providence, RI (April 4, 2016) – A new study from Rhode Island Hospital researchers based on data from the U.S. Coast Guard found that sailing in the U.S. has a higher fatality rate than football and downhill skiing.
Despite an image of carefree jaunts in sun-splashed waters, sailors experience fatalities at a higher rate than that of sports known for lightning speeds, falls and collisions. In fact, falls overboard, high winds, and operator inattention are known factors lifting American sailing death rates, with alcohol…
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – More Deaths from Sailing than Football, Editor
Steve Hunt wins Etchells Midwinters West:
Twenty-six teams competed in the 10-race Etchells Midwinters West, held April 1-3 in San Diego, CA. After a slow start, Steve Hunt and his team of Erik Shampain, Jake LaDow, and Kayla McComb put together six top three scores to take the title without needing the final race. Completing the top three were Alex Camet in second and Tom Carruthers in third. Results.
Full Article: Scuttlebutt Sailing News – Steve Hunt wins Etchells Midwinters West, Editor