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Entrapment / Inversion

The RYA is keen that all clubs should address the particular problem of ‘entrapment' which is when crew become trapped under a boat or its rigging during a capsize.

This is potentially a very serious situation, especially with the newer designs of boat.

A RYA research document into Dinghy Entrapment, conducted in 2005 can be viewed here

Key Findings from the RYA research states that dinghy sailing is still a safe sport with the statisical risk of getting stuck under the boat following a capsize extremely small.  Read more ...

Roy Alexander, our Training Principal, has drafted some ‘Entrapment' guidelines which will be incorporated into club policies.


These can be seen below by members who are logged in and authorised to view


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