Tim Atkinson (48) tragically dies while competing in the Laser 4000 National Championship 02/8/07
It is with much regret that the Laser 4000 Class Association and South
Caernarvonshire Yacht Club (SCYC) must announce the tragic death of Tim Atkinson (48), a sailor competing in the Laser 4000 Nationals. The accident happened at approximately 1430 on Monday 30 July whilst sailing in Tremadoc Bay near Abersoch. The deepest sympathy is extended to all his family and friends by the Class Association and the Yacht Club.
The Laser 4000 Class Association and its competitors have decided to continue the Championships, a decision fully supported by the SCYC. A minutes silence was observed on the Middle Deck, a black flag was hoisted, and racing postponed until noon.
The Laser 4000 Class Association would like to thank all the safety boat crews, the Abersoch Lifeboat and the paramedics for all their assistance.