Safety Review into the Nexba incident

Australian Sailing is aware of the recent incident involving the FarrX2 “Nexba” when the yacht capsized off Wollongong on the NSW South Coast.

We would like to thank the Joint Rescue Coordination Centre, NSW Water Police, the Master and Crew of MV Arietta Lily and the Commanding Officer and Crew of the RAN HMAS Brisbane for their assistance in the rescue of the sailors involved. We are thankful that all involved have emerged without serious injury.

Australian Sailing would like to thank the Royal Prince Alfred Yacht Club for their work during this time, and we applaud their decision to undertake an independent review into the incident. The club is currently considering the terms of reference and panel members for the review. On completion of the review a report will be produced and shared with Australian Sailing and World Sailing.

Australian Sailing will provide all necessary support to the club and those involved throughout this process.

It is through reviews like this that we learn and improve on safety in sailing. The topic of safety is one of Australian Sailing’s Strategic Foundations and formed a crucial part of our 2022 Club Conferences.

Our thoughts are with the sailors involved and we encourage everyone to respect their request for space and privacy at this time.

Australian Sailing will provide updates regarding the review through our Safety in Focus communications.

Media Contact:
Michael Martin
Head of Marketing and Communications, Australian Sailing

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