|Subject||MAIB Safety Bulletin - Gybing on yachts
|Writer||Lee Min Jung
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 />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 />Please read the attached file for more information.