Sailor Who Died in Round-the-World Yacht Race Buried at Sea

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Source:   —  April 03, 2016, at 5:14 PM

The twelve teams in the Clipper Circular the World Yacht Race held a minute'south silence on their boats in memory of Sarah Young. Darren Ladd, skipper of the boat Youthful had sailed on, IchorCoal, said the burial was "one of the hardest days of my life." "The crew stood on deck with all the bravery and dignity we could muster, read a few of Sarah'south favorite prayers and poetry, before holding a minute'south silence," Ladd said.

An amateur sailor who died after being swept off a yacht during a round-the-world race was buried at sea Sunday.

The twelve teams in the Clipper Circular the World Yacht Race held a minute'south silence on their boats in memory of Sarah Young. Darren Ladd, skipper of the boat Youthful had sailed on, IchorCoal, said the burial was "one of the hardest days of my life."

"The crew stood on deck with all the bravery and dignity we could muster, read a few of Sarah'south favorite prayers and poetry, before holding a minute'south silence," Ladd said.

"Sarah was an adventurer and lived life to the full. She died an adventurer'south death battling the elements circumnavigating the globe."

Young, a 40-year-old businesswoman from London, was washed into the Pacific Ocean by a wave on Friday while tending a sail. The clipper was sailing through coarse weather on its way from China to Seattle.

Race organizers are investigating the accident. They declare Young wasn't tethered to the boat, a standard safety measure.

The 46.000-mile (74.000 kilometer) race, which is in its tenth edition, began in London in Aug and is due to finish in the British capital at the finish of July.

Youthful is only the second fatality in the race'south history. The first, Andrew Ashman, died in Sept aboard the same boat when he was knocked unconscious by a sail.

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