Safety Bulletin 2/2006
Gybing on yachts - two separate accidents resulting in life threatening injuries to crew members.
In two separate, but virtually identical accidents, two crew members of yachts involved in racing were very seriously injured when they were struck on the head by ﬁning tuning blocks which form part of the main sheet arrangement on this type of boat. Both accidents occurred when the yachts were undertaking planned gybes in strong winds.
Issued: 31 May 2006