This list only the losses during/right before the start. More people has lost their lives, while practicing or delivering the boat. I personally remember Steve Rigby (1999 on delivery of his boat in the Carib), as I had a good contact with him... And I was very close to the search of Roberto, as I was on the Affaires Maritiem Safety Ship IRIS, and we did a long search... I hesitated to publish this, but it can shake people awake, sometimes almost ten procent of the sailors get whipped overboard, but most are able to climb back onboard.... (figures transat 650 in 2001) and in 05 a guy fell overboard, boat sailed away, picked up by other sailor very close as they just finished swapping food and water (illegal- reason for disqualification)

SO BE WARNED, IT IS SERIOUS...WE DO NOT WANT TO SEE BOATS LIKE THIS...