Safety Incident Reports

US Sailing has conducted several independent reviews of sailing accidents, including the 2012 Crewed Farallones Race and the 2012 Newport to Ensenada Yacht Race. Most of these reviews come at the request of the U.S. Coast Guard.

These reviews conducted by panelists assembled from US Sailing’s Safety at Sea Committee have improved safety guidelines for racing, communication between sailors and race organizers, and training for race officials running offshore races.

Access the latest US Sailing Safety Reports:

2013 Islands Race Report

Newport to Ensenada Report

Dinghy Capsize Report

2012 Full Crew Farallones Race

2011 Chicago Yacht Club Race to Mackinac Report

Youth sailing 420 tragedy on Severn River report

Rambler 100 report

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