Studying the cause of a sailing fatality:
It was the opening race in Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club’s 2019 midweek evening race series when on March 13 Rick Srigley fell off his Moore 24, Morpheus, off the coast of Monterey, CA. Srigley drowned before he could be recovered.
Following the tragic incident, US Sailing contacted the Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club (MPYC) to offer support and conduct a study that would research the incident and determine safety best practices for future considerations.
Through a collaborative effort between US Sailing and the MPYC and support from the U.S. Coast Guard, a US Sailing independent working party has released a report on the incident. The cooperation of the Coast Guard in this report,…
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Sailing community making a difference:
Not every child is dealt a winning hand, but that doesn’t mean they can’t win. Organizations exist to help children succeed in life, and when combined with the empowerment of sailing, well, lives can change. Mike Beuerlein submits this report:
Every year since God was a boy, catamaran sailors have known that the first Saturday of August means withering heat, light wind building to a nice afternoon breeze, warm fresh water in Lake Travis and hundreds of kids clamoring for sailboat rides at Windy Point Park in Austin, Texas.