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Is Sailing Safe?
Sailing seems quite intimidating to a total landlubber, but in fact, there are surprisingly few sailing accidents and issues when approached with common sense.
Statistics show that for every 100,000 people, five will die in a boating accident, vs. 11 who will die in an automobile accident.
Additionally, most boating accidents involve:
Boats with motors
Failure to have/wear lifejackets
Consumption of alcohol