BoardMarine Accident Investigators Forum in Asia

SubjectMAIB Safety Bulletin - Gybing on yachts Hit1451
WriterLee Min Jung Date2006.06.08

In two separate, but virtually identical accidents, two crew members of yachts involved in racing were very seriously injured<br> when they were struck on the head by fining tuning blocks which form part of the main sheet arrangement on this type of boat.<br> Both accidents occurred when the yachts were undertaking planned gybes in strong winds. <br /> <br />This Safety Bulletin is issued so that the safety lessons from the MAIB's preliminary examination into the causes and<br> circumstances of the two accidents are promulgated to the owners, operators and crew of yachts ahead of the main 2006<br> summer yachting season. <br /> <br />Please read the attached file for more information.

Attachment File bulletin.pdf