“Cheeki Rafiki” Report Misses An Opportunity to Make Boats Safer

I would be the first to commend the authors of the report on their diligence in analyzing the capsize of the Beneteau First 40.7 Cheeki Rafiki and the tragic loss of four lives.

Having said that I believe said report failed the offshore sailing community in its recommendations. Here are my thoughts on what we need to do to prevent another tragedy in the future.

Loss of Yacht “Tao”

Analysis of the abandonment of the French yacht Tao. The disaster started with a capsize, as yacht losses so often do. And while researching the weather at the time, I discovered something interesting…

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