An internal inquiry has found two Australian sailors could have avoided their deaths in a racing accident four months ago if they had kept a better lookout, but there were several errors in judgment and technology in the form of an inaccurate GPS, that led to the fatal grounding.
For many boaters, largely sailors, the traditional yacht club gives them a little patch of water to think of as their own - a home away from home.
Sailboat racers, tournament fishermen and short-haul cruisers who occasionally travel far offshore have relied on the BoatU.S. Foundation's EPIRB Rental Program for more than 14 years. In that time, foundation EPIRBs have been rented out more than 5,000 times with 62 lives saved.
Ever since the first America's Cup race in 1851, the participating vessels have been examples of the technological innovations of the time.
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