By: John Rousmaniere
A chain of small events quickly evolved into something very rare in sailing – a tragedy. The wind and waves were not excessive, the sailors were competent, and the boat was a standard model of a long-popular class. Yet a routine capsize rapidly developed into the drowning death of a much beloved young woman in Annapolis, Maryland on June 23, 2011.
This is a factual narrative of the accident and the response, make findings, and offer recommendations that could be helpful to SSA and all sailors.