SailNet Community - View Single Post - Another America’s Cup entry destroyed
View Single Post
post #339 of Old 05-23-2013
KeelHaulin's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 1,662
Thanks: 0
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Rep Power: 11
Re: Another America’s Cup entry destroyed

I think it's accepted that people will die in high speed events because the level of risk involved is plainly visible. When a sailing accident like Artemis happens it "should not have caused death" because it is not perceived as something that is life threatening. When a race car driver dies everyone shrugs shoulders and says 'it happens'. When it happens in a sailing event it just is not viewed as taking risks that could result in a death despite the fact that they are pushing the limits of their craft and are surrounded by water.
KeelHaulin is offline  
Quote Share with Facebook
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome