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Yacht race deaths were accidental: coroner

The authorities have finalised the investigation into the accident when the 25-metre maxi Shockwave crashed into rocks at Flinders Island, off Port Kembla NSW, Australia.

Yacht race deaths were accidental: coroner

Have to admit I'm a bit surprised they did not make any findings / recommendations over the length of time the skipper was helming.

In his opening address to the inquest, counsel assisting the coroner, Adam Casselden, said Mr Short may have been tired after spending seven hours as the sole helmsman of the yacht, from the time it left Sydney the previous night.

Anyone know where the detailed coroner's report can be found?

May they rest in peace.

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