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Reported Safety Incidents

A list of reported incidents, submitted to World Sailing via its Incident Reporting Portal, are available below. World Sailing requires that an incident be reported if it involves, a World Sailing organised or recognised event, any training at or prior to World Sailing recognised events and any training or racing at events run by a World Sailing MNA. To report an incident, visit World Sailing's Incident Reporting Portal - http://www.sailing.org/sailors/safety/incident-reporting-portal.php.

Case Number Incident Date Case Name Boat Type Status Comments
SP01 XX/09/17 29er Worlds capsize - trapeze hook entrapment 29er Minimum age recommendation implemented for Youth Worlds. Submission 164-18 approved to implement quick release harness in RRS 43 from 1 January 2023.
SP02 01/12/2017 NACRA 17 - trapeze rope failure - rudder strike NACRA 17 Replacement trapeze line using poor quality rope.
SP03 19/11/2017 Yacht - Clipper Race - crew overboard fatality Clipper 70 UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch Report Draft Circulated March 2019 - Safety Bulletin (SB1) Issued January 2018
SP04 20/01/2018 Volvo Ocean Race: 'Vestas' collision - fishing boat crew member Volvo Ocean 65 Volvo Ocean Race commissioned independent investigation report issued 30 October 2018
SP05 07/12/2017 Yacht - 'Tyger of London' - keel loss Comet 45 UK Marine Accident Investigation Branch-Safety Bulletin SB3 issued August 2018
SP06 27/01/2018 NACRA 17-Miami SWC crew overboard - 'near-miss' NACRA 17 Incident reviewed and recommendations made to class.
SP07 13/10/2017 Yacht - 'Prodigy 2' Keel loss - hull structural failure - crew ok Yacht 60ft Polish Marine Accident investigation (PKBWM) Final Report issued March 2019
SP08 04/02/2018 NACRA 17- racing - trapeze failure NZL Regatta NACRA 17 trapeze failure where stainless steel hoop attached to block
SP09 05/01/2018 NACRA 17-training - gennaker hoist shoulder dislocation NACRA 17 Incident covered by previous recommendations. Panel to monitor further trends
SP10 06/01/2018 NACRA 17-training - trapeze failure - rudder strike NACRA 17 trapeze failure where stainless steel hoop attached to block
SP11 17/01/2018 NACRA 17 training - trapeze miss - rudder strike NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP12 23/06/2017 49er racing - Kieler Woche excessive wind 49er Race officials have the appropriate guidelines, authority and knowledge to decide on safe sea state and wind limits.
SP13 17/08/2017 NACRA 17- training - trapeze miss - rudder strike NACRA 17 Harnes was hooked into elastic, not trapeze loop
SP14 01/11/2017 NACRA 17 first sail - pitchpole footstrap entrapment NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP15 14/02/2018 NACRA 17 - foiling leeward side projected on to shroud NACRA 17 Incident covered by previous recommendations. Panel to monitor further trends
SP16 22/02/2018 NACRA 17 - downwind deceleration - rudder strike NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP17 23/02/2018 Yacht - 'Finistere' keel loss Davidson 50ft RFBYC commisioned independent report and RFBYC response to recommendations published. Police report awaited.
SP18 10/01/2018 Musto Skiff - Port-Starboard collision - Bowsprit hit helm's arm Musto Skiff Injured arm , RIB attended in 1 minute, Doctor on Committee Boat. Information has been sent to industry suppliers for potential development of protective clothing
SP19 15/02/2018 NACRA 17 -training - finger fracture bone NACRA 17 World Sailing Incident Report published
SP20 20/03/2019 IMOCA 60 'Gonnagitcha 2' (ex 'Fleury Michon X' 1989) keel loss IMOCA 60 Photo published of up-turned hull, no keel, bow sliced off. On passage north from Panama Canal - Caribbean . No further information
SP21 26/03/2018 Volvo Ocean Race 'Scallywag' MOB Fatality Volvo Ocean 65 Awaiting Race Organisers report
SP22 15/04/2018 Crew overboard -Day race -yacht without guardrails 'Top Gun' Adams 10 Sailing downwind, yacht broached crew fell overboard, after being recovered from the water the casuality could not be resuscitated
SP23 23/05/2018 Finn Masters - Faint Finn (Masters) Due to profile of participants, organisers developed emergency fast response procedure. Fire Brigade Rib with advanced health equipment arrived in 4 minutes.
SP24 23/06/2018 NACRA 17 Lake Garda bear away training NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP25 07/04/2018 NACRA 17 - crew overboard training NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP26 09/07/2018 NACRA 17 - rudder strike racing NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP27 10/08/2018 Cowes Week - overboard crew dragged by spinnaker sheet RS Elite Crew fell overboard, dragged along by spinnaker sheet around leg
SP28 07/09/2018 NACRA 17-GBR - decelaration - shoulder injury NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP29 18/09/2018 Kite-Fatality-non_racing French male 45-Siciliy Kiteboard Outside Scope - non-racing and non-race training
SP30 30/06/2018 Kite-Fatality-non_racing-collision Italian male 31-Sicily Kiteboard Outside Scope - non-racing and non-race training
SP31 12/09/2018 Kite-Fatality-non_racing-Polish male-Sicily Kiteboard Outside Scope - non-racing and non-race training
SP32 12/09/2018 NACRA 17 crew overboard - rudder strike NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP33 25/09/2018 Kite-Fatality-non_racing-Galicia_Spain Kiteboard Outside Scope - non-racing and non-race training
SP34 29/05/2018 Kite-Fatality-non_racing-Porto Seguro_Brazil Kiteboard Outside Scope - non-racing and non-race training
SP35 26/10/2018 NACRA 17 deceleration, crew hit something on deck with ankle NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP36 14/09/2018 Kite collision with Umpire Jetski Kiteboard TwinTip:R Umpire/Safety Jetski collided with competitor, transferred to ambulance in 5 minutes of incident.
SP37 17/01/2019 NACRA 17 - Helm fell overboard during gybe - legs hit rudder NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.
SP38 21/02/2019 NACRA 17 - Accidental trapeze un-hook, rudder strike armpit NACRA 17 See NACRA 17 Class recommendations.

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