Tragic Incident 16th April

Tuesday 17 April 1043

It is with much regret that I confirm there was a tragic incident at Weymouth Sailing Club yesterday involving a single person and a boat in storage. Emergency services attended very quickly and took control of the situation, but unfortunately a man died at the scene.

I am unable to make any further comment as the incident is subject to a joint investigation between Dorset Police and the Health and Safety Executive. The findings of the investigation will be handed to HM Coroner in due course. The whole sailing club is obviously devastated at this tragic incident and our thoughts go out to the families concerned. I understand NOK have been informed but am unable to give any further details until authorised by the Coroner.

I can state that the boat concerned had been ashore for almost a week and no boat moves were scheduled.

Euan McNair

Squib Regatta at Oulton Broad

Aerial filiming at Oulton Broad

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6 Nauti Girls go sailing

Submitted by Charlotte

6 Nauti girls go sailing... (see what I did there?!)

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Yacht Clubs of Weymouth Yacht Regatta Entry

YCW Regatta 2015

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Here's the blog which is well worth a read Challenger blog
Latest position

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Submitted by chs815

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Submitted by chs815

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Submitted by chs815

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Mark laying

Submitted by php147

For none email readers
Hello fellow sailors, your help is needed once again to prep and launch the race marks.
I am looking for a small team to assist on the 24th March.

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