Re: USCG 2012 Boating Accident stats--"It ain't us?"..
Statistics are tricky. Obviously there are many times more powerboats than sailboats. I have seen numbers like 13 million powerboats and 45,000 sailboats - that is like 290:1 ratio.
So if sailboat fatalities were at a ratio of 10:1 that is nothing to be happy about.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.