Interesting Question Smack,
Statistically, ...it's a very safe sport/activity
also, sailors are the least likely have a fatal accident.
Small boats power boats, 21 feet or less, alcohol use, no life jackets..and no safety training.....are the at risk groups.
Naturally 90% or more of the deaths are from drowning, and they occur on a clear sunny day.
If one stays sober, wears a life jacket, and sails...chances are you'll live a long .....but boring life.....( just kidding)
Here's the stats, that I use in class.
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