Safety is one thing that should be taken into the first priority in the world of sailing.
And thus for this, an open letter has been published for the community of sailing by the US sailing. Here is what is written in the letter.
We hope you people have had a good and enjoyable summer sailing season.
As almost all of are aware, that the sailing community has experienced several tragic incidents in the recent time on the water that have adversely impacted the broader boating community all around the county and across the marine industry.
Everyone at the US Sailing the staff, volunteers and Board of Directors are deeply saddened by these tragedies. Out support and condolence is with the family who has been affected by the accidents that have happened in the past. We will support all communities, who are assessing the accidents, and will work together to prevent such incidents in the future.
At the US Sailing, our commitment to safety is at the top. We want and accept the advance safety in our sport by improving and reviewing the best practices which are in use at the present time in safety procedures, equipment and protocol through advanced education and innovation.
We will continue to learn and get expertise in all the positive opportunities and lessons that sailing world offers to us, at the same time work hard to ensure that the sailing remains as safe as possible.
Overall, sailing is still one of the safest water-based recreational activities. It accounts for a small percentage total boating related accidents and an even a smaller portion of the fatalities.
The incidents that are very small in number should not dampen the passion of sailors and not discourage the people from participating in the sport, but rather act as a motivator.