Yachtswoman killed in Clipper Round the World raceComments
Sarah Young, a crew member taking part in the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, has died after being swept overboard.
Second British fatality in the Clipper Race as Sarah Young loses her life on IchorCoal boat https://t.co/obqbTgslgPpic.twitter.com/5DvnKKvvKG— Yachting and Boating (@ybw) April 2, 2016
She was tending to the mainsail in high winds and fell into the Pacific Ocean.
Clipper race founder promises investigation into death of UK woman Sarah Young https://t.co/ZMdiz35Hrp (Pic: PA) pic.twitter.com/iUp4hutAti— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) April 2, 2016
The vessel took one hour to retrieve her and by which time she was dead.
She is the second member of the IchorCoal crew to die in the event; Andrew Ashman died in September after being knocked out while racing off the coast of Portugal.
Sarah Young's death on
ClipperRace</a> follows the death during Leg 1 of the race of Andrew Ashman. Tragic. <a href="https://t.co/z7VhNLtokO">https://t.co/z7VhNLtokO</a></p>— Paul Brennan (paulrbrennan) April 1, 2016
Captain Darren Ladd said she was tiding the cockpit after reefing the mainsail when she knocked out of position by a wave.
Organisers want to know why Sarah was not tethered to the boat.