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September 2011 Issue

Sailing Fatality Studies Shine Light on Tethers

Several post-accident investigations have raised questions about tethers.

The capsize of WingNuts is not the first fatal accident that has put the spotlight on the harness-to-tether connection. Since 1986, several widely publicized fatal sailing accidents have prompted inquiries into the harnesses and safety tethers used by sailors.

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