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Sarasota Sailing Club Propeller Kills Boy: Ethan Isaacs

Ethan Isaacs, age 10, was dropped off along with his brother by his mother at Sarasota Youth Sailing Club on Saturday morning 21 November 2020. Their mother waited for them. Ethan Isaacs, the ten year-old boy struck by a boat propeller and killed in the accident was in the 6th grade at Pine View School […]

Regulations proposed requiring propeller guards on boats used to instruct children: New York

An 18 July 2017 Centerport Yacht Club propeller accident claimed the life of 12 year-old Ryan Weiss. Three boys learning how to sail were with a sailboat that had been capsized on purpose as a training exercise. One of the boys, Ryan Weiss, was picked up by a RIB piloted by an 18 year old […]

12 year-old New York boy killed by boat propeller during sailing lesson

Three boys in a sailing class at Centerport Yacht Club on the north side of Long Island, New York were out sailing in Northport Harbor Tuesday afternoon 18 July, 2017. Their boat was capsized on purpose as part of a man overboard exercise. Two of the boys stayed with the sailboat. The third boy was […]

Gowrie Group Insurance Recommends Use of Propeller Guards

Gowrie Group, an independent insurance agency, manages The Burgee Insurance Program, a well known insurer of yacht clubs and sailing organizations endorsed by U.S. Sailing. On 11 July 2013, Gowrie Group issued a press release recommending: “that propeller guards be installed on all outboard motors used for teaching junior sailing, coaching sailing, running races, and […]