Sailor Dies During Marion to Bermuda Race

On Saturday evening, only a day after their departure from Marion, Mass., a sailor aboard a 54-foot Alden ketch, Legacy V, out of Stonington, CT, fell over while on deck suffering from what was believed to be a heart attack. The boat has turned around and is heading back to shore. The crew did CPR on the victim for an hour with no success.  Our condolences go out to the crew who tried to save him and who continue on without him and to the family and friends of the lost sailor.

Read more about the tragedy on Sailing Scuttlebutt and in Bermuda’s Royal Gazette.

Fair winds to the rest of the fleet for a safe arrival in Bermuda.