RIP Sam Richmond - Sailing Accident

terrafirma

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This is a terrible accident. Condolences to the Richmond family. 

After being injured in training on March 8 before the 2022 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, Sam Richmond has passed away. Richmond was onboard the Farr-designed 102-foot Farfalla, built by Southern Wind and launched in 2014. But when part of Farfalla runner system rigging failed, Sam incurred a head injury, He was taken to hospital before being medically evacuated to Florida where he died on March 10

In 2004, Sam started racing big boats on the Swan 48 Jacobite, which led to racing worldwide on many different racing boats from Etchells and Quarter Tonners to Superyachts. In 2011, Sam joined North Sails as a salesman dealing primarily with Solent-based racing boat projects. He recently became North Sails’ Head of Sales for Europe.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/03/14/accident-at-superyacht-challenge-antigua/#:~:text=He recently became North Sails,he died on March 10.

 

JL92S

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Awful news when I found out. A great guy and one of life’s high achievers, taken far too soon. He’ll be sorely missed. 

 

slug zitski

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This is a terrible accident. Condolences to the Richmond family. 

After being injured in training on March 8 before the 2022 Superyacht Challenge Antigua, Sam Richmond has passed away. Richmond was onboard the Farr-designed 102-foot Farfalla, built by Southern Wind and launched in 2014. But when part of Farfalla runner system rigging failed, Sam incurred a head injury, He was taken to hospital before being medically evacuated to Florida where he died on March 10

In 2004, Sam started racing big boats on the Swan 48 Jacobite, which led to racing worldwide on many different racing boats from Etchells and Quarter Tonners to Superyachts. In 2011, Sam joined North Sails as a salesman dealing primarily with Solent-based racing boat projects. He recently became North Sails’ Head of Sales for Europe.

https://www.sailingscuttlebutt.com/2022/03/14/accident-at-superyacht-challenge-antigua/#:~:text=He recently became North Sails,he died on March 10.
Sad 

those boats are highly loaded 

I know of another southern wind that suffered a runner failure one year ago 

lucky that no crew were injured 

 

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