US Sailing Inquiry to Report on Crew-Overboard Incident

June 23, 2022

By Media Team


Bermuda Race organizers look forward to lessons learned aboard Morgan of Marietta to improve safety for all sailors

HAMILTON, Bermuda (June 23, 2022)—Since the tragic loss of Colin Golder on Sunday and our statement that evening, the ensign at the Royal Bermuda Yacht Club has flown at half mast and been solemnly observed by members and visiting sailors at colours each evening.
 
The Bermuda Race Organizing Committee has stayed in contact with Mr. Golder’s family and the crew of the 42-foot Morgan of Marietta, which has returned safely to the mainland.
 
During this time, we have reached out to the leadership of US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport in the U.S., and encouraged the appointment of an independent panel to review what happened and publish a report to help all sailors learn from the loss of Mr. Golder. US Sailing will announce the appointment of a panel in due course.
 
While words are inadequate at a time like this, we extend our deepest sympathies to Mr. Golder’s family, friends, and crew as we await the report of the US Sailing panel.

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